Through the eyes of a child

Letting the brightly colored top spin away on top of our rather battered coffee table, it was a treat to watch my young niece. She watched it with fascination from afar. Sensing the top move towards her she instinctively moved away clinging to her mom, eyes always on it. Doing it over and over again I teased her by holding it up for inspection. Once in her hand she turned it over the intimidation lessening. By the end of the hour she was right next to me and K prodding it with a stick as it spun away merrily. It was an interesting experiment watching her fear transition to glee. One that reminded me of the little joys in life.

In other news my fifth term is done and I have three glorious weeks of no books, endless browsing and loafing around. Today K and I put up our first ever Christmas tree. Cutting open the box to see a tightly packed green mass, I went through the process meticulously reading the manual, setting up the base, spacing out the leaves and viewing the effect from afar to only come back and change it some more. It took K and I a good couple of hours and the end result was a deeply contented sigh. Plugging in the cord, the tree lit up more than just the room. It was my dream come true.

Walking in the door after a spot of shopping, I made a beeline for the living room. Sitting on the couch with my legs tucked in, I took in the sight I had savored in many, many books. Lights twinkling in the darkness, a delicious chill in the air and lightness in my mind. All that was missing were the gift boxes below the tree.

It’s funny how dreams have a way of coming true. When you least expect it.

11 thoughts on “Through the eyes of a child

  1. Ooh, pretty… i’ve always wanted to put up a Christmas tree at home.. wonder when i shall!!saw this really tall n prettily decorated tree at this house i visited couple of days back… beautiful ornaments… πŸ™‚

    Congrats on clearning ur exams!!! and here’s to more dreams coming true!

  2. That’s a nice glowing Christmas tree! Have a wonderful Christmas and a prosperous new year! May your best wishes come true!

  3. That is a lovely tree, isn’t it amazing the warm feeling you get from watching a tree glow in the corner of the room. We have always had a tree from fresh one in Malawi to the little light up one after marriage to suit the size of our one bedroom flat πŸ™‚ Enjoy the festive season.

  4. Laks!

    We put up our tree yesterday and instantly the house has transformed into this beautiful, absolutely cozy place. We have put ours in the kitchen, the lights get reflected onto the patio door also. So we see it while coming out of the kitchen and it looks so amazing πŸ™‚ The only thing I need now to complete the cozy feeling is lighting the fireplace and sipping hot cocoa!

    Have a wonderful holiday and may all your wishes come true…


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