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Shades of Christmas past…. or just another dream.

December 22, 2017

….the first thing I notice is it is warm, very very warm, I mean the kind of warm that makes you want to take your shirt off. Next is the pungent smell that fills the air…. you all know the one when your wife, mother or significant other has been cooking a roast in the oven for hours and after a few seconds of breathing in that aroma your mouth begins to water well add that to the heat and a table that is so packed with food that additional foods have to be brought out in waves, and you have yet another late night/early morning dream I am having.

Could it be the fact that it is now almost a month since I last lit up a cigarette and the lack of nicotine is still causing some extremely different dreams or the fact that gaining a lot of weight is the balance side of the stop smoking equation and my mind is trying to deal with the dilemma? Whatever is the reason that dream last night about our annual Christmas dinner at my mothers stirred up a lot of emotions and memories. I think the emotion most unsettling is the feeling of loss. We go through our lives participating in these holiday affairs but never truly understand that there will come a day when we will never have these people with us again.

I could have written a decent posting about the governments new tax bill or the latest scandal the media is in a frenzy over but this is after all almost Christmas day and unlike the world in general who thinks that Christmas is about who can spend the most money on presents there are still a few of us around who know it is about the birth of our Saviour. Maybe not literally the day he was borne but a day marked on a calendar so we will remember his birth.

To me it is a time to tuck away the curmudgeon everyone normally sees, relax a bit and kick back and share in the happiness that our children and grandchildren experience at this time of year.

The dream though vivid
and almost real
is merely a reminder
that what we share this Christmas with our loved ones
will eventually
be nothing more than a memory

Merry Christmas
to
my family, my friends
and all of you who invest your time in reading my words.

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9 Comments leave one →
  1. john permalink
    December 22, 2017 3:30 pm

    amen!! enjoy 73 john w8wej

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  2. December 22, 2017 3:42 pm

    Merry Christmas Pete. All the best to you and your family.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 22, 2017 5:17 pm

    Merry Christmas to you and all whom read this. The memories of Holidays past are a small part of what makes it a worthwhile tradition.

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  4. December 24, 2017 5:10 am

    And many blessings of the season to you and yours! Merry Christmas!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Mike Hohmann permalink
    December 25, 2017 8:22 am

    Merry Christmas, Pete -all the way from Minnesota where it’s 3 degrees this Christmas morning! de Mike, KEØGZT

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  6. Tricia permalink
    December 26, 2017 4:23 pm

    Dad, you want to hear something strange… I believe it was last Wednesday or Thursday but I had an extremely vivid, emotional dream / dreams about particular items and events with mom being the prominent person in them but also grand mom Burokas, grand mom Volb, you, Anthony and me. I planned on talking to you about certain items shown to me in these dream this week, that is how real they felt to me (i never have dreamed so intensely before in my life). And every night since then I have had at least 1 really intense dream but no more family related ones. Why am I all of a sudden dreaming like that too????

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  7. unalaska permalink
    December 27, 2017 8:57 am

    Merry Christmas, Pete! Christmas is family, love, peace, and tranquility. We add all the rumpus and fluff. I think as I get older, I would be content to have a nice hot buttered rum before the fire, as long as I could share it with those I love. I look forward to the time when dreams can be vivid reminders of days gone by.

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  8. Del permalink
    December 27, 2017 12:00 pm

    And a Happy New year Pete!!!!

    Liked by 1 person

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