Day 16 - How Much of the Magic of Christmas is Due to Blissful Ignorance?
I could still remember when I was about 5 years old, my mom wanted her and I to send a letter to Santa together. She asked me what I would like to tell him and whether I was a good boy that year, she also assured me that he would give me a gift.
I was just mesmerized by the fact that the letter would actually be sent to him and that he would really read it.
On Christmas Day, all I could remember was hearing someone's footsteps coming into my room. I was somewhat asleep so I wasn't sure if there was an actual person in my room or not. I thought to myself, "This might be Santa!" But I also wondered if that would be my Dad just slipping a gift into my room. All that I recall was that I chose not to turn and to wait until I was fully awake to see if there was a gift.
Sometimes the wonder and magic can be in blissful ignorance!
- Marcelo Hong, Designer
Precious memories are worth celebrating. Let us not forget those with Alzheimer's or other dementias who suffer from a loss of memory. For more information, visit the Alzheimer Society of Toronto.
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