Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Week 1: Hi, I am Nick

Hello. Welcome to the story of my life. I will be posting each week until my journey is completed. Throughout history, people have searched for a representation of the goodness in mankind. The tradition of giving gifts during the holidays is one of the most enduring aspects of the season. Those living in America associate the practice with the Jolly Old Man himself, Santa Claus. Santa is the joy and happiness of Christmas’ past and the hopes and dreams of Christmas’ future and has been around in one guise or another for hundreds of years. Holiday Visitors around the world look different, but the qualities they possess and the impact they have upon the peoples of the world affirms what we have known all along. They are different versions of the same ideals; the collective conscience of mankind. The distinct styles and colors of dress, methods of travel, dates of arrival and ethnic and gender representations reflect the diversity of our earth. Because of these differences, I have been called many names over the centuries, but you can call me “Nick”.
Watercolor by Gene Black

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1 comment:

  1. Hello, Nick...nice to meet you. Gene Black sent me to follow your story!