Friday, 4 December 2009
BLD No. 4 (2)
Is your Christmas tree real or artificial and when do you put it up? Our Christmas tree is real and we put it up the weekend before Christmas. This year Wahid and Nathan will go get it on the 18th of December. They will both come through the front door and place it in the stand. There it will sit over night and get use to the temperature in the house. Just before we decorate it on the Saturday with Josephine and Domenic of course, Wahid will lie on the ground turning it over and over and I will say ‘It is too much to the right, too much to the left, too bald, too full, etc.’ We will all be there and I can play it out for you. Wahid will put the lights on and I will say ‘At least try to hide the wires better than that.’ Angelique will make us tea and sit and watch. Nadalene will help decorate. Nathan will watch and throw the odd thing on the tree. We will all stare at Josephine and Domenic with the tree lights reflecting the stars in their eyes and be transported to a place where all is right with the world.
Do you know why Christmas is celebrated around the world? No I don’t really know at all. I imagine because it is the season of goodwill and peace. Or at least that is what we want it to be. But why it would be celebrated around the world, I don’t know. Obviously we are not celebrating for the religious aspect, but maybe because all of us no matter what the religion hope for peace and so what we are celebrating is the idea of peace.
Do you see your relatives at Christmas? Yes I see relatives during Christmas, usually the same relatives I see all of the time. I am hoping that I dream of Sheldon and my Dad this Christmas season and can hold on to them again.
Did it snow last year at Christmas? Last year we had lots of snow at Christmas. We had the most gorgeous snow last year; fluffy white marshmallow snow. There is just a little bit of snow on the ground now which is the shits because it makes it very slippery. If there was more snow our feet would have something to grip on to.
Do you try to be better during the Christmas season? I do try to be better. I try to keep any anger away. I try to live in the moment the most at Christmas. I try to cherish all of the moments and can’t help but wonder if it will be my last.