Friday, December 25, 2009

Festive Spirit Beckons

I have always liked the second fortnight of December. I guess it’s the festive spirit, chill in the air, and the conversations of people. Over the years, my yearning for these have only multiplied exponentially, and how I look forward to these every year.

The festive spirit, Oh gosh! gets into your bones. From candles to chocolates to plum cakes to festive cheer, Christmas is all about peace, joy, fun and celebrations. The Santa Claus, the beautifully decorated X’Mas tree, the lovely gifts, the shop discounts and not to miss the sparkling wine, say it all. The midnight mass with ladies in perfumed gowns and dresses, the men folk in their suits and the sound of children blowing horns all add to the cheer that takes Jesus Christ from Bethlehem to various parts of the world.
Its fun and I love it. Now the chill in the air. Especially for a Mumbaite who is subject to torrid humidity throughout the year. Its funny to see some folks in their best of woolens trying to ward off the Mumbai winter. Such folk will wear woolens in equator too. The nip in the air gets you and for once one feels refreshed in Mumbai. This, I guess, is the small mercy that nature offers to Mumbaites.

And finally the conversations. These centre around “How fast has this year passed? It’s already the end of the year”. “This year again, some resolutions kept, but most broken.” , “What promises one would keep in the New Year?”, and “ About Christmas and New Year eve parties.” These have never changed for several decades. Added to these, we have the fifty best ‘actors, top of charts films, songs and events - a never ending list.’ , News about actress Bipasha Basu dancing for fifteen minutes at Hotel Sahara and making(sic) a clean sum of two point four crores. That leaves me with my internal conversations that dancing is lucrative and whether I should become a professional dancer. I am woken up from my reverie when my missus tells me that there are other endowments required to make this fat sum, and my priority now should be to bend my knee.

Merry Christmas and a Prosperous 2010.


Sylvia K said...

Love your post! I think there are many of us that enjoy the season for all the reasons you given. I guess I haven't thought before of people in India celebrating Christmas and I found that very interesting! There's always so much that I don't know in spite of university degree etc etc and I'm always a little disappointed with myself because of that. But it does give all the more reason for making every effort to continue learning something each day.
Whatever, I do hope you and your family have a wonderful and blessed holiday season! And I want to thank you for visiting my blog during this past year and for your very kind and thoughtful comments.



Chandrika Shubham said...

Nice post! This year also passes away so quickly and the new year is ahead with new dreams, new thoughts and new ideas. Hope ur dreams come true. :)

Best wishes!

nsiyer said...

Thanks Sylvia. A great season ahead and also thanks for visiting my blog.

Thanks Chandrika for coming over. Wish you A VERY HAPPY AND PROSPEROUS NEW YEAR.

Kavi said...

All compliments for a great festive season sir !

Hope the recovery is well underway and that you will be soon amidst us !

The winter chill in Mumbai is slightly less of the summer sun ! :)

And those conversations...well, they are going to abound forever ! :)

Rajesh said...

Beautiful post.

This is the time of the year, that most of the people holiday. One can see empty offices. This is the time of year to travel, fun.

Samyukta said...

Hi Sir, such a nice warm toasty post. Loved it! Xmas cheer is all around us...the new year is just around the corner and hope 2010 brings us all the best!...How is your knee doing now?

Anuradha said...

Lovely post sir! i love this time of the year! It reminds me of the christmas cantata we had in school nd countless hours we'd spent reheasing for the same... santa.. the reindeer.. nd the carols! nd b4 u think the celebration is over... the new year's knocking at ur door... :) so tat's another reason to celebrate! I wish you a speedy speedy recovery! And wish you and your family a very very happy new year!

Nishant said...

The winter chill in Mumbai is slightly less of the summer sun !

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