Hello dear readers, today I bid Paris goodbye as I head back home to Dubai for the Christmas holidays. It is raining so hard right now, this is probably the heaviest rain I have seen in the 2 months since I arrived. Perhaps Paris is crying for my departure as N joked this morning. Before I head off, I wanted to leave you with what may be my last Christmas post before the 25th is upon us. N and I spent last Saturday at Disneyland Paris. It was the perfect day. Very cold but clear skies making it easy to wonder around, queue for rides and just be children. Disney has this incredible ability to bring out the child in you and it is a bit like a walk down memory lane as you recall the significance that Sleeping Beauty or Pinocchio had on you growing up.
First thing that morning before we dove into the park, we saw the Christmas Parade make its way down Main Street. It was really fun to watch and the serenade of Christmas songs in the background had everyone singing and bouncing. What I enjoyed most of all was seeing the faces of the adult actors in the parade. Pure joy and utter elation at being part of something so universally meaningful as if donning their costumes had transformed them from normal everyday adults to children. The magical Disney effect. They made faces, danced around like fools and were truly children. It was amusing and endearing all at once. Although extremely packed, it was extremely fun being there. I have so many more photos that I will share with you soon.
In the meantime, I wish you all a very Merry Christmas. Whether you are staying put or travelling to be with your families, be safe. May this holiday season bring you all much happiness, love and laughter. And dont forget to sprinkle a little spontaneity in your lives because without it, life is too expected to be fun. I leave you with a couple of lines from one of my favorite books of all time, Alice in Wonderland…
“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?”
“That depends a good deal on where you want to get to.”
“I don’t much care where –”
“Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.”