Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The ~bers Have Come

September (my birth month ^^;), October, November, December--the Four Bers children reckon to be harbingers of Christmas. The have come. The spirit of Christmas is trying to infuse the air around us with light, hope, and joy. But it seem that we are not inhaling the life this Season brings anymore. It's become more difficult as years go by.
How is the concept of Christmas constructed in the minds children? How is the concept deconstructed by bitter social facts? Christmas...are the Bers going to hibernate forever from our consciousness?

Photo: The Philippine Parol is hung at every house during Christmas. The parol, an everlasting symbol of the Filipino's struggle for a better, brighter life.