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Christmas, Finally by Adriana

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-Tomorrow it will be Christmas.

– Oh… How is that, Boston?

– The cold…, it´s snowing in some places… Families planning to stay around the hearth playing and singing…

– I know people who are praying not to snow because they haven´t enough wood to warm…

– It will be Christmas, anyway- said Scott, after a deep silence.

– Yeah?

-Yes! Children laughing and their mothers cooking their favourite meals. A lot of sweets… and gifts…

-What about the orphanage? Many of those children won´t have a home where to stay during these Holidays.

– I know… – and  after few seconds …-  But tomorrow it will be Christmas, for good.  It doesn´t mind the date.  Christmas is in the air, everything is bright. Christmas is colour !

– Colour?  Which one?

-The colour your prefer: bright red, or blue… or green… also pink, Little Brother!

– Bah!, don´t begin again with that ! Pink had only room for a shirt in my life, Brother.

-But tomorrow  it will be Christmas, finally !- Scott said, after another silence.

– Why so sure?

-Because it will be the first time we  will celebrate as a joined family, sharing  our home, and because since tomorrow the two of us will begin to work together to improve those lives less fortunate.

– You know something, Boston?  You are my everyday Christmas !

-I know, Brother, I know…

A glimpse and an unhidden  snort were the last reply, while they were riding to Lancer.





-Mañana será Navidad.

– Oh… Y eso cóme es, Boston?

–  Hace frío…, en algunos lugares está nevando… Las familias planean estar alrededor del fogón, jungando y cantando…

– Conozco personas que están rogando que no nieve porque no tienen suficiente leña para calanterse…

– Será Navidad de todas formas- dijo Scot, después de un profundo silencio.

– Sí ?

– Sí! . Niños riendo y sus madres cocinando sus comidas favoritas.   Muchos dulces… y regalos…

-Y qué hay con el orfanato? Muchos de esos chicos no tendrán un hogar donde permanecer durante estas Fiestas .

– Ya lo sé… – y  después de unos pocos segundos…-  Pero mañana será Navidad, para bien de todos. No importa la fecha. Navidad está en el aire, todo brilla. Navidad es color !

– Color? Cuál ?

– El color que tú prefieras : rojo brillante, o azul…, o verde… incluso rosa, Hermanito!

– Bah!, no comiences con eso nuevamente ! El rosa solo se dio en una camisa durante mi vida, Hermano.

– Pero mañana será Navidad, finalmente ! – dijo Scott, después de otro silencio

–  Por qué tan seguro?

– Porque será la primera vez que estaremos reunidos como familia, compartiendo nuestro hogar, y porque desde mañana   nosotros dos  empezaremos a trabajar para mejorarle la vida a los menos afortunados.

– Sabes una cosa, Boston? Tú eres mi  Navidad de cada día !

– Ya lo sé, Hermano, ya lo sé…

Una  mirada y una mueca no disimulada  fueron la última respuesta , mientras cabalgaban de regreso a Lancer.

~ end ~
December 2015



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