Friday, December 17, 2010
Christmas bells and nostalgia
Our prompt for today is bells and this is what I found yesterday hanging on the door of a ballet gear store while on my way to do an errand. I opened the door and ducked inside to take a quick photo so didn't have a lot of time to compose or fiddle around. But I'm somewhat pleased with this. Thank goodness for the crop function!
What I would have liked to take a photo of is the old faded red leather strap with brass jingle bells attached that we hung on our front door at Christmas when I was a child. But that's in my sister's Christmas box and she's away on a driving trip this year. I think it's because of that jingle bell that I love this type of bell at Christmas so much. Christmas includes so much nostalgia for me, and I think for everyone. We tend to remember other Christmases from the past and try to either recreate them or move away from them. No matter which we're attempting, the images and sounds bring us back.
There are some lovely photographs of bells to view today on Mortal Muses. Take a look.