Saturday, December 16, 2006

Chains


Here's Annie after we put up our Christmas tree this evening. I haven't done a lot to my picture today..just darkening the branches, so I decided to include this photo instead. Bought some new lights for the tree today (150!!)..they worked when I tested them, but once on the tree..you've guessed it!..zippo! So Jan took them all the way back to the shop and exchanged them...and thankfully these ones work.
Christmas is an odd thing..as I've learned to look at the world in a wider scense. I know that lots of people who read this blog don't share the customs of 'Christian' countries..come to think of it..most of the people in my country don't 'Celebrate' Christmas..it's really a present buying blinkered food filled orgy of gluttony and hedonism..with a lot of television. It's not even the birthday of Jesus Christ!..
Dress up your pretenscious self righteous smugness with a yearly trip to church..a second of thought spared for those who are less richer than ourselves then forget them because your pile of steaming food is ready!
Do I sound a little bitter about the whole thing?..well yes I am. If celebrating the birth of God's son involves a modern day Roman orgy of gluttony, then count me out!..............
Right now I'm sitting infront of a fire place, I ve just downed my last drop of gruel and it's very dark and cold outside..there's an echo in the hallway...is that the sound of dragging chains?

3 comments:

Ps said...

Lovely pictures.Yes, many lose the perspective about 'true spirit' of Christmas..But there is so much festivity,even in countries that do not celebrate, that it is hard not to get affected.As regards gluttony,I guess it is an individual choice--When i think of the amount of calories that go in,and the amount of effort needed to burn it off, sense usually prevails!!

Sue said...

Now, I start to see your painting as a Christmas painting, for some reason... In the true spirit of the season...

Niall Young said...

Thankyou both for your comments!!Sue..I'm not sure it was envisaged as a 'Christmas' picture..but I ccould be convinced. Please explasin how you figured this..I'd love to hear!Thankyou for considering the meaning.