I am a woman who likes to surround sheself with beautiful decorative things, but sometimes it gets me too much - I can not see all those Christmas decorations !
I have shown in my blog this year too much clutter. Decorations, which I saw somewhere in the city, in shops ... the least of them is from my own house ...
I have readers in distant countries and they asked for German Christmas. That's why I made all these images and shown in my Christmas Series . But now it is enough and I 'm going to end this.
For myself, the relationship with Christmas is ambivalent. Beautiful memories of childhood, I have not so much as that Christmas means a lot to me .
For me it's more of a sense of how children noses at shop windows flattened and sadness to gain all the beautiful shiny things never . Whether out of poverty or some other reason .. I could say it. Longing and sadness ... a sense of exclusion - being, are not part of the beautiful glossy globe with kindly and loving people ...
My favorite memory of Christmas is really the time with the homeless . Where we were in dilapidated houses and cold and filth ... and little food, simple things only . But there was something human like cohesion , which was nice and warm.
It was long ago and forgotten much . A good time was not, realistically ... but something changed awareness of time and the view of material things. if you learn how simple and primitive one can live and must and a lot of things missing ...
That shapes for the rest of life.
And that was similar with Mary and Joseph.. to come back on Christmas and what it actually means.
We will celebrate Christmas not as consumer and decoration holiday,
but very quiet for us.
On your own Art
Of course also with many lights .
Have a qiet and true Christmas all -