Another snowless Christmas in Bucharest—I’ve gotten used to them, but still… If it wasn’t for the tree mother set up in the living room, the decorations in the shops and on the streets, and the Christmas Market under the Palace of the Parliament, I may not have even noticed the coming and going of Christmas this year.
And yet, Christmas isn’t only about the snow is it?
It’s so much more…
The time spent with family.
The spiritual depth of the event.
The joyful desire of giving and receiving gifts.
Gingerbread houses and figurines.
Mittens and scarves.
People going about the streets in Santa hats.
The cold outside and the warmth inside.
The food, the drinks, the conversations.
The slowing down of time a bit.
The looking back on the year that is about to end.
Christmas is about all these things and more, isn’t it?
Even without snow, there’s something in the air about this time of year…