Lights of the South
It’s the most wonderful time of the year….
And my first Holiday Season back in the US of A since – wow 2007? Craziness! So why has it been so hard to get into the “SPIRIT” I have bought 2 presents, TWO. One of which is still sitting in my apartment and has yet to be mailed and probably won’t make it till – Valentines? ‘eh, why not? I have looked online, I have looked in Malls. I feel like I’m forcing the joy of Christmas into a shopping spree, and I don’t wanna shop. Did I mention I hate, hate-HATE, the American Mall? Seriously. Not only is it the most enclosed crazy collection of mission focused “must buy something” people I have seen to date, but the teenage escape from home mecca. It’s just not my thing. And the goods to purchase? Are the same vanilla goods you can find everywhere. EVERYWHERE, I can walk into any mall from California to Georgia and its the same cookie cutter crap. B-O-R-I-N-G! But I’m just not a DIY kind of gal, well not this year. Nor do I have the time for it with studies and …
who am I kidding I’m sure I could have made the time. But Christmas is supposed to be about the spirit and joy of wanting to give or do things for, right? I’m just looking forward to the spirit and joy of being with the people I love.
Last night I really felt a little of what I’ve been looking forward to in the Holiday Season, we went to the “Lights of the South” holiday light display. It was so perfectly fun, granted for some reason Augusta is having a heat wave in December. No snow on the ground here. But walking up to the entrance of the lighted path, the smell of firewood in the air, the sound of children laughing, a group even walked by singing a Christmas tune. It finally felt like the Holiday was really here. And none of it required a mall or an online shop.
Over 5 Million Lights
Throughout the 100 Acre Forest
Plenty of great food, sweets, & beverages!
Happy Ho Ho to everyone! May you have a wonderful and joyous Christmas.
A few more fotos on my Flickr site to see …