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The ghost of Christmases past


A glimpse into our yesteryear of Christmases gone by. A blur of movement, arriving or going? Is it a horse, a reindeer, a plane - no it is not superman. Superman does not exist, for that we humans are way too full of failure. Maybe that is why the comic character had to come from another planet.


For those of us who believe in Christmas, it is a belief that there is hope against the human failure. An unknown number of thousands of years has proved that the human race cannot overcome its own failures. We only succeeded in increasing the impact from local to global.


Those who believe in the Christ of Christmas, may you have a blessed weekend.


To those who don't believe the same, may you have a grand weekend filled with love and joy.


comments (23)

Thank you Louis. I wish you and yours a happy and peaceful Christmas
Louis: Thank you Bill - and the best to you and yours.
This is a great shot - I love the way you get glimpses of form among the movement. And a Merry Christmas to you too!
Louis: Thank you JP - so many forms.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Dec 2010, 06:51
You are so lucky that you had your camera out when the Santa came with the sledge and reindeer..... I am just staring and ik kan het bijna niet geloven, dus de Kerstman bestaat echt???? gringrin
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.
Louis: Thank you Astrid. Yes, if you know the man's routine, you can wait for him. I am still waiting for someone to tell me how he slides down our non-existent chimneys. (70% of homes in Africa are without chimneys. Many children grow up with outside cooking fires).
I don't start having a drink until Christmas Day Louis ... Have a Good Christmas celebrated in the way that suits you

Louis: Do you have to be so hard on yourself, now that you are officially on pension? Thanks for the wishes Richard?
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 24 Dec 2010, 07:30
I love the blur and the sentiment behind it, Louis. You know I'm on the same page with you. I especially like the title.
Louis: I have seen your blog, yes we're on the same page in that instance as well smile
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 24 Dec 2010, 08:17
Do you write speeches prefessionally Louis, if so I would know where to come. Merry Christmas.
Louis: What you pay, hey? Have a Merry one while you are thinking smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 24 Dec 2010, 08:23
This could be a blur of memory Louis. I keep thinking that things that happened many years ago happened recently: all gets blurred as we age
Louis: It is a function of growing older. The more Christmases you have behind you, the more blurred the content of the day becomes. Another aspect that also changes is captured in the song: "When we were small, and Christmas trees were tall ..."
  • Chantal
  • Nederland
  • 24 Dec 2010, 08:52

Merry christmas to you!!
Louis: Thank you Chantal
  • iris
  • hamburg
  • 24 Dec 2010, 08:59
Oh, what an image, Louis. I absolutely love it. And I wish you delightful days ahead.
Louis: Thank you on both counts, iris.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 24 Dec 2010, 09:46
Oh definitely a reindeer ;o)

Have a great Christmas Louis!
Louis: Thank you Mike. I actually saw the reindeer in the blur and that is why I put it up as my Christmas blog smile
I think it Santa and the reindeer of course. Have a very happy Christmas, Louis, filled with all the best of the season.
Louis: Thank you Mary, Superman is just comic book stuff smile
Very imaginative Louis, nice one, have a Merry Christmas.
Louis: Thank you Les, a lot of imagination goes into a modern Christmas.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 24 Dec 2010, 10:34
Love your words
Louis: Thank you vintage
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 24 Dec 2010, 11:23
Fijne woorden, Louis, - en een aansporing over Kerst en over ons mensen een beetje na te denken - ik ben vol vertrouwen dat we genieten kunnen van dit feestje vol van lieve tradities, herinneringen, wensen en hoop! Ook jou en de jouwens een zalig en vrolijk Kerstmis toegewenst!
Louis: Bedankt Philine. Tja, de bedoeling is wel dat ze een beetje nadenken.
Merry Christmas!
Louis: Toivon ja perheesi siunattu joulu.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 24 Dec 2010, 14:06
Hopefully he will make a full recovery, Louis.
Louis: Thank you Ray, how did you know my dog got hurt? smile
Utter brilliant title and picture!!!

Happy Christmas to you and your loved ones Louis!!
Louis: Thank you F&F, I hope this is a sign that you got an DSL line smile All the best.
And a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and yours. smile
Louis: Thank you Ellie
Joyeux Noël Louis. A+ VAL smile
Louis: Merci Hermione. All the best.
Many thanks Louis.
Wishing you and yours a Merry Chritmas!
Louis: Thank you richard. Joyeux Noël.
Beautiful louis
Louis: Thank you Toni
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 26 Dec 2010, 10:44
Wonderful sense of motion and magic here. Clever and creative title!!! Wishing you all the best..merry merry!!
Louis: Thank you Marcie. Magical moment - could be another title smile I hope you had a brilliant time yourself.
Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones Louis.

This is a good Christmas picture in my opinion...still some magic..I'm not to old for that wink
Louis: A young guy like you??
Thanks Aksel and all the best again.

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