Monday, December 27, 2010
View From My Window: Christmas Hoopla
And this is the view from my window: in my opinion this is as Christmas should be! Not a frantic swirl of activities, not spending money that you don't have for gifts that people could actually buy for themselves if they even want them, not trying to reproduce a by-gone era of traditions that no longer make sense. I think the French have it right. Christmas is about spending quality time with friends being convivial...there's that word 'conviviality' again! about spending time with family for a hearty meal, and if you're religious, about celebrating the birth of Christ. I didn't miss the hoopla of Christmas at all. Christmas in France was a refreshing reminder that December can be just another month to enjoy drinks with friends, dinner with family, and a nice chat around a roaring fire.