25 Dec
318/365(+1) by Luca Rossini
318/365(+1), a photo by Luca Rossini on Flickr.

Lens: Voigtlander color-skopar 35mm f2.5
Camera: NEX-7, ISO800, f2.8, 1/30, raw

And yet Christmas happened. The world didn’t stop spinning around the universe as expected by many, and we had to eventually get in the shops and buy those presents. Then we had to visit our families. And to eat like there was no tomorrow. My stomach is constantly rumbling since the last two days, and I know I still have two parties to attend, with the final, enormous dinner scarily waiting for me, the “cenone di capodanno”, literally the “huge dinner for new year’s eve”. I can’t stand the thought of food, and yet I find myself to keep eating all the time!
OK, so today’s Christmas. Tradition reads: church in the morning, then family lunch, only afterwards may you rest. But the new, Santa Claus, tradition adds: good kids will find their presents under the tree. So we started the day explaining Agata what were those boxes wrapped in shiny paper under our fake plastic Christmas tree, we helped her opening them, and then we had to play for a couple of hours with the new: doll, constructions, puppet, and tea set. Then we all dressed up and drove to the city center to attend the celebration at the church. We went to Sant’Agnese in Agone, the church on the west side of Piazza Navona, where Don Gianni works, the priest who celebrated Agata’s baptism months ago. The place is simply astonishing, I took a shot of its dome time ago. Don Gianni was happy to see how Agata grew up, blessed us, and let us move on to the next item on the Christmas agenda.
We drove to my parents and started eating again. My mum was kind enough not to put on any huge lunch, and yet we found our ways to stuff us to saturation. Agata opened other two presents and played for another two hours.
And finally, we ought to rest.
p.s. you may notice a new orange button on the blog that reads “Donate”, it is there if, by any chance, you should feel very generous… after all it is Christmas and it’s well worth a try 🙂

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