Well there is a pretty fundamental difference in the world these days don't you think?
With so much talk of Economic Meltdown, Depression and Conflict I am finding it hard to get into the Christmas Spirit. Actually to be honest I am finding it pretty nigh impossible.
And that worries me. This is a woman who loves Christmas, who plans(usually)and prepares year round for the annual holiday season.But not this year. A full 12 months on the Rio Dulce has wrought some changes in my outlook that sadden me. There is so much poverty, want and sheer unpleasantness here that it cannot fail to touch your heart.
Don't get me wrong there are some great upsides too but for me there have been some doors opened in my mind that it will be difficult to ever close again.
We have met some of the nicest people here and on the other hand a few thoroughly unpleasant ones.
BUT I refuse to let that get to me so here is the first of, what I hope, will be my Christmas postings for 2008...Cheers!