Tuesday, December 12, 2006

TONIGHT

... tonight... the night between December 12th and 13th ... is the night ... or at least ... it was the night ... it was used to be the most important night of the year when I was a kid ... it was when Santa Lucia (i.e. Saint Lucy) was used to bring to all the kids of my Bergamo, my town back in Italy, gift and goodies. I guess most of you don't know what I am speaking about ... but basically ... when I was a kid ... we were not used to have Santa Claus carrying gift and goodies ... to us ... but we has Santa Lucia ... so ... we had to clean our room ... fix as much as possible the old presents ... and go to sleep way early ... because according to the tradition ... if Santa Lucia was going to find us awake ... was going to throw ashes in our eyes and of course leave the house without leaving gifts and goodies ... the reason of the ashes in the eyes comes from the fact that Santa Lucia was a Christian martyr ... made blind by the Romans ... a kind of complicated story ... anyways ... I have to admit that one of the biggest disillusions of my life has been when I found out that wasn't actually Santa Lucia to carry the presents but were actually my parents ... I still remember that when I was told by my friends that I couldn't believe it ... :O ... but I have a kind of accepted it ... so ... this evening I bought a gift for myself ... but still ... I am gonna sleep early ... you can't never know ... :D

3 comments:

MM said...

Wiwa S. Lucia!?!??!?!?

:)

I love it !!!! ... and... I am still believing that S. Lucia exists ....this make me fell in the same way I felt when I was a child...sooooo happy :) ....

Anonymous said...

Well dude i tired to be S. Lucia for you but &^&%^$^&%^(&(*(*&$@ any ways!!!!!! FYI delivery estimate: December 19, 2006 - January 2, 2007. Big Hug......

Andrea said...

Ehehehe ... well ... I will wait for the delivery .. that will be the best gift ... :) XA

 
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