Friday, May 8, 2009

White Christmas

It's not even (officially) summer and yet I am talking about Christmas?

Well, Christmas is a magical time for many. And a white Christmas is always an ideal. Waking up in a nice toasty room on Christmas day, looking out of the window to see an empty street with a thick layer of snow covering everything from the roofs to the trees. It truly is a beautiful picture.

Everytime I go back to Toronto to visit my family for the holiday, I always love to see a white blanket of snow covering the whole town, hiding all the ugliness of the gray concrete. The downside to the snow is when it melts, the town is even uglier than without it. Black (sometimes yellow or colors you don't want to guess :)), sloppy dirty snow, salt and sand everywhere. None of this will happen in Antarctica.

It's about 7 months from now but it's not too early to plan for it. That's what I have been doing. Yes, I will be spending my Christmas holidays on the white desert. The official date for the program I am joining is from Dec 16 to Dec 29. Although it'll be a true white Christmas, everything is pure white and there is no ugly melting snow, it's going to be very different. I am looking forward to it.

1 comment:

Charlotte Welcher said...

You give but little when you give of your possessions. It is when you give of yourself that you truly give.