Sunday, 25 December 2011

Merry Mosquemas

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~ Merry Mosquemas ~

Merry Mosquemas, originally uploaded by Paris Set Me Free.
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I always feel a bit sorry for all the other religions when one of them is having their annual bash. And I reckon we experience practically every faith and flavour in this city, what with the Chinese New Year, the Sri Lankan Divali thing, Ramadan, Hanukkah, Christmas of course and goodness knows what else. But in the end this pluralistic approach is probably the best way to go while these things are still around, and the openness of most of the communities in allowing others to join in their celebrations proves the point, at least once a year or so.

OK, the crass commercialisation of these events may not be to everyone’s taste, including (and especialy) the official one from these parts, but that’s the way it is, like it or not, so I guess the only thing to do is to enjoy it as much as we can along with the rest of those slogging the sparkling shopping highway, trailing spoilt children’s wishlists through the slushy city streets.

I didn’t have anything particular in mind when I started playing around with this pic, but in retrospect I must have been influenced by all those Christmas trees that keep popping up all over the place with their multi-coloured lights garish displays, although admittedly they have become much more restrained in recent years. But anyway, here’s the Paris mosque lit up like the proverbial Christmas tree and who’s to say it’s not a pretty impressionistic sight? And if you really don’t think so then all I can say is that you're just not entering into the spirit of things – mix and match, take a bit of what pleases you, bless the rest.

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