Sitting outside, dinner done and dusted. Watching the moon and feeling its power. Feeling blessed to be here, with my family, with my friends, appreciating every single one of them.
Looking at the moon, trying to grasp the value of this moment. It’s not just a normal full moon. There’s more to it and I can feel it. I feel like “moon baking” while sitting here, the wind playing with my hair.
Christmas is supposed to be cheerful, beautiful and fun. It’s supposed to be about being together and giving and spending time together. It’s supposed to be about a good time.
For most of us it is. But for some it’s not.
This time of the year is a very emotional time for many. It’s a difficult time for those who struggle and it’s a sad time for those of us who lost someone to those struggles.
Silent night. It’s one of the songs that comes to mind now, right? Well, how about silence? Do you experience it?
It’s something that I often think of when thinking back to how Christmas used to be in Switzerland. When I think of the nights fresh snow was falling. Because snow absorbs sound it really gets more quiet. But it’s more than that. It’s the way snow falls as well. If it’s not wet snow the snowflakes float to the ground rather than falling, don’t think so? Everything seems to be almost put into a slow motion mode.
And I believe that it effects you too.
Christmas, for some reason, always was that time of the year I looked deep inside. The time you think about what’s going on in your life, what’s going on in the world. Maybe even the time to really take in what’s going on around you. This year is no different.
When I was a child Christmas was the time when everyone was hoping that there’s enough snow everywhere so people would spend their holidays in the town I lived, skiing. It was the time when business was supposed to start really picking up. A time everyone was really busy. So we usually celebrated on Christmas Eve and then again with my godmother on Christmas Day, again by having dinner there as everyone was working.
Who remembers this one?
I really enjoy spending time at the beach. And up until now it was not crowded. It will start. Probably did today. I stayed away. I really don’t like it if you can hardly get to your towel. Not only do I enjoy just being there and being able to feel the warm sand between my toes, go to the water and have a swim. I also enjoy watching people.
Of course that would be much more fun on a totally crowded beach. So much more to observe. And yet, even if there’s only a handful people you usually get to see enough.
Like on Friday.
Don’t worry, parents, I’ m not talking about that kind of why. Although, I could probably fill a couple of posts about the “whys” we get asked over the time we look after our children… which is kind of forever. No, these whys are different. Just check it out: