Its a cold, cloudless night. Looking through the window, I admire the constellation in the sky. I have always found star-gazing peaceful. The fire crackles as it sparks to life. Earlier that day I dragged out Seven-foot Christmas tree through the house, and into our sitting room. After an hour I had managed to put it in the stand and water it. As well as untangle the fairy lights, I had brought down from the attic, and put them on the tree.
The film, The Polar Express was on television. The story is about a boy who does not believe in Father Christmas, However a trip to the North Pole changes all that. The dogs were snoring softly as they basked in-front of the fire. Whilst watching the film it made me think of the spiritual side to our childhood.
When we are young, we are told about Father Christmas ( Saint Nicholas.) And his Rain-deers. Some children even write letters to " Santa" telling him what they would like for Christmas. Then they send the letter up the chimney! However as the years go by and we become older, we realize that Father Christmas, is not real. However there was a real Saint Nicholas who lived in Greece,Who did bring toys to children.
Throughout the Christmas season, The world seems to be more connected than usual. Well I think it is anyway, People may have different views. We all enjoy giving joy to people, and wishing them " A merry Christmas" or " Happy new year" For children, Christmas is nothing but a magical time, full of presents. Christmas is a time to look back on the year, and think about what you would like to do in the next.
Father Christmas is an iconic figure, all throughout the world. He is a symbol of generosity and " Childhood" Even though we know he is not real, We still like to reminisces on the times we used to go to his grotto or feed the Reindeer. The film The Polar Express, made me think of the transition phase we all have.
The "transition phase" is the change that children go through, when they realize Father Christmas is a Fictional character. All that magic seems to vanish, The world seems a different place for a while. However if you are interested in the spiritual aspect of life, you delve into reading about mythology, and the paranormal. " Magic " does exist in the world, but just in a different form, than what you were expecting.