Christmas Time

When I was a kid, I used to believe in Santa. Now that I have grown up, I don't anymore, but I still want to. Because now I need to make up the stories that back then I took for granted. Otherwise the world becomes too small and narrow, too snowless.  We need Christmas because … Continue reading Christmas Time

In Praise of Gift Wrapping

I enjoy wrapping and unwrapping gifts, and I especially enjoy watching unwrapped gifts lie untouched on the desk or under the Christmas tree, teasing my curiosity.  Who can say which gifts are the most precious? Those we receive unexpectedly? Those that come from afar? Those that need a long time to reach us, and for … Continue reading In Praise of Gift Wrapping

Season of Bright Lights and Fancy Gifts

Yet another snowless Christmas here in Romania, but at least we had fancy lights. The mayor spared no expenses when it came to lighting up our little town's park. I don't know how enjoyable your holidays have been, but I spent mine at home, sorting my growing photo collection and reading and writing. I ate … Continue reading Season of Bright Lights and Fancy Gifts