There's no denying that Christmas is around the corner, even if it's still October. Observably, in other places, we see Christmas trees, decorations displayed in shopping centers, malls, stores everywhere. In the case of the city of Chesapeake where we visited this morning, particularly in the Battlefield Blvd. and Independence and Volvo Parkways, we're so delighted to witness the sights and sounds of Christmas there.
While daughter Tintin was having her GRE test this morning, Freny and I drove around the area and then decided to stop by at a home improvement store. There we saw, in amazement, lighted Christmas trees, of different sizes, and decorations, dazzling/glittering ornaments displayed all around...I couldn't help myself but take photos of these displays.
I think this is off the topic but I just want to get this off my chest this time...Commercialism is everywhere, especially on observances/celebrations such as Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, etc. But the bottom line is this: Live Life in the present moment well. Enjoy it with or without the perks. Love Life and don't waste it...On the other hand, where lies our priorities, especially if we have children? Their education, their future..? But aren't they and we all entitled to enjoy, have fun? But, of course! I know, we live in a materialistic society where there's so much influence, stuff around...Clutter, here and there, and mess, too. That's why there's this storage business around, I bet, in every city or town or county...Customers/consumers pay a monthly a storage fee to store their excess (unwanted) stuff? Btw, I've nothing against commercialism as long as it's safe, not insulting the intelligence of concerned individuals, especially to those who practice minimalism or simplicity, and not too costly for our consumers...
Oh, and one more thing: let's not forget Christ in Christmas. He is and should be the focal point of our celebration. We learned that He was born in a manger...Simple life he had...He came down to live amongst us, and eventually died for us...He became the Son of God, our Savior and Redeemer, for many of us who believe, and have Faith.
Yay, what have I gotten into? I'm supposed to show and tell you what we did yesterday. Well, here are snapshots I've taken with my inexpensive but fancy Fuji camera...Enjoy!
Photos (c) 2013 by Chris A. Quilpa
Well, this is all for now. Thanks for visiting my blog. Until next time around, my dear folks and friends. Take care and Have a wonderful time. May God bless US always!-chris a. quilpa, 10.26.2013