Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Ahlan Wa Sahlan

Monday, December 24, 2007

Memories From the Times Before


I remember all those times before, counting down each day, pulling the chocolates from the advent calendar with glee and waiting, waiting, waiting for Christmas Eve. Times were simpler, but then ignorance is always confused with bliss. When my idea of a holiday is still so closely keyed to the holidays of my past, is it so terrible that a part of me still wishes I could believe in Santa Claus?
Not Christianity, mind you, just Santa.

The disadvantage of being a convert: having so many memories of a time before.

2 comments:

Organic-Muslimah said...

This time of the year is just awesome and it's too hard to resist the holiday spirits. It's the same when your a Christian living in Egypt. Watching men slaughter sheep after sheep is what the holidays are all about for them.

:D

Aalya said...

I know that the holidays have past now but I have just come across your blog (it great!) I too feel a sense of 'loss' for all the memories I have around the holiday season, its not the religious part I miss but the whole 'feeling' - Glad to see that someone else feels like that too... thought I was just strange for feeling like I do