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Ever since my husband died in 1992, Christmas time has never been the same. What used to be a family happy time had become some sort of hurdle that I felt I had to jump every year. It is slowly changing, and I feel that things ARE better, but to every one who lost a loved one, the holiday season is difficult to tackle. The world around us is rejoicing, people are feverishly shopping — and so am I! but there is a sort of apprehension, I feel uptight and I often resent feeling out of tune with the rest of the world.
The lights of the city are beautiful, though! And I went to see the lights of the Galeries Lafayette at night for the first time in years. I think the camera helps me in some weird way.
I took this photo of the Galeries Lafayette on the evening of December 12th. More photos of Christmas decorations in Paris here.