I had mentioned before that he found this 50-plus year old aluminum Christmas tree in the attic, and we used it in the front hall this year. I want to build on my collection of blue, green and blue-green Christmas glass balls to use on this tree in the future, but this year I used what was easiest to find in the attic. *grin*
The effect of the reflected images in this Christmas ball is like using a fish eye lens on the camera. It made me think about how each of us views Christmas, in something of a fish eye or fish bowl perspective. The memories of Christmas past and our expectations of Christmas future distort our image of the present.
"The past steps on the heels of the present," is one of my favorite maxims. These two images represent that phrase as I interpret it.
It is fitting that the rosy hues in the photo of this red glass ball represent our memories and future expectations of Christmas. The silver and gold photo made me want to watch Dr. Zhivago again!
I'm happy to report that this was in many respects, the best Christmas I can ever remember...not for any presents, but for the memories made.
Maybe my focus this year was through a special emotional lens that let me see and remember only the best times, past and present. I want to use that special emotional lens exclusively from now on.