Saturday, December 25, 2010

Buying a Christmas Tree

[This is a work of fiction.]
“Let’s get a Christmas tree”, said my daughter.

“I am not sure that’s a good idea”, I said, sure that it would not go down well in my traditional household. “We can go to the mall and see Santa.”
“But I want a tree.”
“Ask your father.” I didn’t like doing it, but it was his parents who would disapprove, let him handle the situation.

Father could, of course, never deny his beautiful daughter anything. So here I am on Christmas Day, shopping for a Christmas tree. I wonder how the tree would look among the Islamic artefacts at home.
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Margot Kinberg said...

Rayna - I love the way you comment on so many things in this one story. There's a lovely message about the love parents have for their children, and there's a strong message about how pervasive Christmas is. There's a message, too, about different cultures coexisting. I love it!

Mary Vaughn said...

Rayna, how great you are to bring it all together as only you can!
Blessings of religions to you and yours.

Anonymous said...

Margot said it all. Great story.

Jarlin Paul said...

Good one...

Jules said...

Your perception of the world around you and all its lesson amaze me. What a sage like voice you have. May peace be with us all :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow

Danette said...

Happy Holidays to you-- however and whatever you do to celebrate it! Thanks for posting in the Christmas Blogfest!!! You were great and the story was great! I need your address so that I can send you your set of Key West!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

It would probably look quite colorful!

dipali said...

It's wonderful how children's desires can cross boundaries!
I'm sure it looked good:)

Rayna M. Iyer said...

@ Margot - thank you.
And you are really amazing- if you can come up with so many themes in a story of just 100 words. Now I know how you come up with such brilliant posts everyday.

@ Mary - thank you. But they are all interrelated, aren't they?

@ Fiona - thank you.

@ Jarlin - thank you.

@ Jules - you are too kind. I am just a dedicated people watcher, nothing else.

@ Danette - it was a pleasure taking part in your blogfest.

@ Alex - I am pretty sure it did look rather nice. And unlike mine, I am sure it would have stayed put.

@ dipali - and I love how even Muslims are adopting all these new customs. What fun.


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