Thursday, 24 December 2009

Merry Christmas!


I was lying down, drifting off to sleep and feeling utterly exhausted from being upset when the screams of my mother calling me to go down to eat became too unbearable so I decided to get up and just go down to make her stop. I went down the stairs, reached the living room and was utterly mesmerized at the vision in front of me. The house looked beautiful, a warm glow from the candles on the table and the lights from the tree hugged every corner of the house and surrounded the dining table beautifully, where my mother along with my two brothers had already started eating the delicious food she had cooked. Oven-baked fish, fresh salad, butternut squash, fried peppers, vegetables and cake for dessert. I was still in no mood to eat or be surrounded by people but the sight of all this, warmed my heart and their smiles along with my conscience forced me to eat just a bit so I would not offend them and make them unhappy. I was given e glass of red Montepulciano, brought a glass of water as per my instructions and immediately after two bites, felt that I was actually hungry. As I continued eating and talking with my mom and brothers, I realized that the beauty of Christmas is truly family. The warmth and the happiness of the holiday season is not about how beautiful your house is, how expensive your gifts are or how extensive the choice of dishes on christmas dinner time. It is about just how loved and how much you enjoy each other's company. Our financial situation right now has us very limited in food or gift choices, but it has not stopped us from being happy by just being all of us together. I just hope that the rest of you are feeling the same magical feeling of family love....
With this, I give you my warmest wishes on this holiday season!

2 comments:

Vitania said...

Very warm wishes to you as well. You are so right, all the decor and gifts in the world can't make up for the comfort of family and home...

Merry Christmas..

PS. I usually put the interior designers name below the photo, but i have mixed it up with the home owner OR the publication I sourced the image from. Hope it helps..

Ocean drift... said...

Thanks Vitania, it helps a lot. I was wondering because I look at the photos from a photographer's point of view since I love photography, but at the same time I was aware that the subject was interior design so I was a bit confused. Anyway, warmest wishes to you and your family. Btw, I just noticed yesterday that you are stationed (what a term! lol) in Toronto. Am glad it is so, which means that in near future when I can get a decent camera, maybe I can convince you to give me an interview of some cool homes to photograph :)