Christmas is a time for Family to come together. That is not going to happen for us this year. Although you may be thinking of how tough it would be to deal with that, it is not that hard when there is no reminder that it is even December. So far, I have not seen a single Santa, no Christmas sales, no Christmas tree and no egg nog.
There have been a few reminders however. You know when a big truck backs up, it goes “beep, beep, beep.” In India, big trucks also make a chime, so do SUVs, cars, and rickshaws. In fact, everything with a reverse gear seems to make a chime. Being India, the chime couldn’t be anything simple, it would have to be a song of some sort. The other day I heard a chime that sounded like Silent Night. I then thought for a moment and realized it was December and Christmas was coming soon.
There was another reminder, this was back in Belgaum when we met Sanjaav. He was wearing a red Fleece sweater with an embroidered snowman and christmas tree on it.
That’s it, no other reminder of Christmas at all, in fact one would probably think it was July if you were to just look at the weather. Anyways, it doesn’t matter, it is Christmas and both Tanya and I would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We miss everyone and maybe next yeat we can catch up for Christmas.