It's cold, Mr. Winter has it's grip on most parts of Europe and North America.
At least, that is what we learn on the daily news.
Airports are closed and trains stand still. Travelers are stranded.
Busses, cars and trucks leave the roads involuntarily and people get hurt.
People freeze to death.
But there are always two sides on a coin, right?!
Kids are building one snowman after another, they use every hill to go sledding.
Their laughter fills the air and their eyes light up.
Life long lasting memories are born.
Even in countries as the Netherlands, where snow is very rare, kids get to play with masses of white glory. The waters are freezing up and an entire nation is putting on their ice skates.
Everyone, that needs to get from A to B, hates snow.
The ones that are able to stay home, love it.
Snow slows us down and we are mad about that. We are spoiled.
But we also want the perfect WHITE CHRISTMAS, don't we.
But we hate it when something slows us down.
We want to keep up, want to fill 24 hours with 48 hours of tasks.
Especially in the days before christmas the word "time" gets really overrated.
We want to do so much, the time before the holy night seems to weigh so much more then the night itself, with all those stupid and useless gifts under the tree. I'M KIDDING!
NOT ALL THE GIFTS ARE STUPID AND USELESS.
SOME ARE THOUGHTFUL AND VERY USEFUL.
We want to have a WHITE CHRISTMAS.
In any case and any form.
With stars, glitter, good food and happy, smiling faces.
We decorate our homes for all one is worth and the baking sheets don't get a chance to cool off.
THAT IS WHAT WE ALL WANT!
We want peace and harmony in our homes.
And we deserve it.
The world needs a WHITE CHRISTMAS, in every regard.
But that is all up to us, isn't it.
We want to have a grip on our lives, on all events in our lives, don't we.
We want to have a grip on EVERYTHING AND EVERYONE.
And too often we think we succeed.
But what if that is an illusion?
What is, if we'll never have a grip on anything.
Especially when we don't even realize that in reality LIFE HAS A GRIP ON US us and not the other way around?
JUST LIKE NATURE...
I don't know.
I guess we have to RE-LEARN to be one with life and nature, not trying to have a grip on everything but being one with it all.
Alone we are nothing.
But when we are one with everything we are not alone!
All we want is a WHITE CHRISTMAS!
AND LOTS OF CHOCOLATE!!!!!!!!!