Deck The Halls With Skulls and Wait- What?

Photo A.M. Moscoso

When I was in Victoria in November, I went to the Royal BC Museum and there in one of the exhibits was the greatest thing ever- it was a skull.

The exhibit was of a blacksmith’s shop- its dark, you can hear someone striking an anvil and you can hear horses moving around to. It’s my favorite exhibit because unless you do a little exploring it’s easy to miss.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

I was hoping that the Christmas Decorations would be up- and there were some – and they may have had the town decorated for Halloween and someone forgot the skull was there I suppose or maybe they didn’t miss it.

Maybe it was on purpose.

If you’re me, then seeing something like a skull in a dark exhibit hiding away in a corner WILL be the highlight of your Day At The Museum Trip- even if it is the start of the Christmas Season and you were actually looking forward to seeing one of your favorite exhibits decorated for Christmas ( see the fully decorated exhibit on the Royal BC Museum HERE )

Still, I have a feeling that no matter what I do, or what I hang and pin that nothing will be as  wonderful- as delicious and festive as that skull waiting in the dark for the Christmas decorations to go up.

Photo A.M. Moscoso

Our Random View Christmas Special Writing Prompt #6

Christmas Special (2017) Writing Prompt #6 – Deck the halls

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I used to love to send out Christmas cards- I sent them to my family, some of my friends it was fun.

I liked to pick out cards that sort of showed where I was at- was I feeling Victorian and old fashioned that year? Was I thinking about Snow? Was I sending simple basic cards because I had spent time trying to simplify my life ( oh, ha, ha, ha that is always good for about five minutes here and there over the year)

Then it got complicated.

I started to get E-Cards and then I got the animated cards and then I got things on my FB Wall that danced and sang and rolled their eyes around and snowed all over the place.

I managed to learn some ’emoji” but I hated the e-cards because IF I could get them to work they were full of advertisements- which is like getting junk mail that lives forever and I don’t know about you but I hate junk mail.

Especially Zombie Junk mail.

As a rule, I hate Zombies in ALL of their forms- nasty things.

I dirgress- my point is  you can’t hang e-cards up or put them on tables or next to trays of cookies or on your mantelpiece.

It is very sad.

Holiday Cards have passed out of style I guess.

I still send a few cards out- but I wonder if anyone really cares about them anymore or if after they open them they just stand there with it in their hand and wonder what to do with it because who gets mail with stamps on them anymore?

Christmas is supposed to be about wishes and hopes and dreams and here is one of mine:

I hope that one day getting Christmas cards is part of the holiday fun again- and that they are attached to boxes of cookies and homemade candy.

Something’s can’t be sent as an attachment through email.

And in my opinion they shouldn’t be because where is the fun in that?


Christmas Special (2017 ) Writing Prompt #5

Christmas Cards