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Saturday, December 25, 2010

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year


I hope you are having a wonderful time with your families. Does this time of the year make you also wonder a little? I mostly wonder how much money is kind of wasted by people buying each other nicely wrapped random items they don't really appreciate. Last night I walked through Midtown Manhattan at around 1 AM and the streets were crowded with last-minute Christmas shoppers. I feel like Christmas presents are a great thing to make children happy. However, grown-ups instead of buying each other stuff, could maybe do some more mature and helpful things during "the most wonderful time of the year".
I was in a store the other day noticing how busy, dense and hectic it was. Everybody was so determined while all those Christmas songs were playing. It immediately reminded me of some sort of lab experiment where the store is like a box full of little mice that get very hectic under the influence of supposedly calming songs.

5 comments:

Gene Lowinger said...

Oliver you are missing the whole point. If all those people were not out spending their money then the retail establishments would be hurting, and they'd have to be less extravagent next year, and they'd have to cut back on Christmas bonuses, and they'd have to lay off employees, and the employees would not have money to go out and spend on Christmas presents for anyone else, and that would make so many more people unhappy.

See now? That's how it all works!

Oliver said...

Yes, I see now. Thanks for explaining the world to me ;-)

CFCFanVI said...

Awesome photos..I think Christmas a way of not only celebrating Christmas in a spiritual way, but to celebrate those you love, and wish to express that love by giving gifts.

For children, sure it's about Nicklaus/Santa but for grown ups, when do we get the time to express our feelings.

It is commercialized, but without it now, so many more companies would be struggling even more!!

Frohe Weihnachten!!

Oliver said...

Frohe Weihnachten!

Rebecca said...

This photo is absolutely amazing! I LOVE your work!

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