Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
I remember when I was 14, I flew with my family to New York during the summer break. I started going to school there and eventually we stayed in New York up until just before Christmas time. Now I myself, am jewish, and had only ever been to Israel up until than, but the second all the christmas decoration went up, and the Macy’s display turned to a colorful celebration of all things glittery – I fell in love. I fell in love with the air. I fell in love with the lights. I fell in love with the colors and the smell of ginger, and oh my word, it was simply beautiful.
A few years back, I used to babysit an amazing Scottish kid whose mother, who was also Jewish, celebrated Christmas as well and she explained it to me in a different way entirely. Taking religion aside, Christmas is a time for family, a time for giving and a time for celebrations, and that is how she grew up with it and learned to celebrate it. And even though I ,personally, don’t celebrate it I appreciate and admire its values non the less.
For all of you who took the time to check out a Blog that was only 2 and a half months on the air, I can’t thank you enough. I know that a lot of people say it but I sincerely mean it when I say that your support means the world to me. This site fastly developed out of a whim of a weird and awkward lady and turned into an inseparable part of who I am and I only have you lovely people to thank for.
So even though today is technically the last day of Hanukkah, for all of you lovely people of the world-wide web
Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and Happy Kwanza!