Today, Santa arrived!
I saw him in my neighbourhood, listening to children of many ages: even having a word or two with the grown-ups that tagged along.
Is Santa the greatest traditionalist in the world? After all, year after year he dons a bright red suit: surely more at home is colder climates. But in his wisdom, he knows: that’s his signature. Hot or cold, fine or snowing (or in between): that’s how we know and love him.
But in this day and age, the local kids are treated to more. For this Santa was accompanied by a red ‘fire engine’: all decked out with tinsel, and packed with happy youngsters. Round and round they went, waving; yelling ‘Happy Christmas’!
A local Brass Band, decked out in uniform, completed the spectacle. As I heard their yuletide tunes, it capped the mood.
Christmas is coming!