Wednesday, December 10, 2003

old trees

Just about to put up the Christmas tree. It's a small, plastic species that fitted the tiny scale of my old dwelling, (even then seeming to overcrowd things) but will look odd transplanted in this roomy space of high ceilings and empty corners. It has always been rather unstable, and has a tendency to slowly fall across the room, almost with a sigh. Overburdened. It will be rather sad as I bought it in the first year of Doug. As a six month old puppy he watched transfixed as each decoration was placed on each fake branch, and then later ate his way through the chocolate baubles as soon as I left the house. He's watched the ritual closely each year since, but I suspect this may be the last. I think next year will be a time for new trees.

Meanwhile there's a great post on sinister santas at Giornale Nuovo
it’s hard for those of us here carrying Anglo-American cultural baggage not to look at some of the tomtar on display in the shop windows, and think, with a faint shiver, those are some creepy-looking Santas
(Must say however, I like the idea of a Christmas goat...)

Comments: old trees

Once upon a time, a sort of friend of mine at university was making some money at Christmas by selling stolen Christmas trees. One morning he wandered towards a state forest trailing his axe when he found a safe in the middle of a paddock.

On his way home, his car stuffed with kidnapped trees, he stopped at a police station to tell them about the safe. As you would. They arrested him for stealing trees.

True dinks.
Posted by David at December 11, 2003 12:20 AM

Isn't there an old saying about not seeing the safe for the trees?

Back when I was a wee lad in Ararat ...

Bugger! Can't think of any Aesopian at all about that cautionary tale.

Like the trees, I'm stumped.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 11, 2003 07:12 AM

"anythink Aesopian" is what I meant.
Posted by Sedgwick at December 11, 2003 07:15 AM

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Posted by Tony.T at December 11, 2003 11:31 AM

Posted by Tony.T at December 11, 2003 11:32 AM

Fort so.

(Memember the Alamo!)
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