…and yes, he was as old as we remembered. Funny thing, how he doesn’t seem to grow any older but we cannot recall ever seeing him any younger, either. Santa is ageless, like all good angels of this world. He is quite fond of children, that we know beyond the shadow of a doubt, although he may look your way too- if you’ve been a fairly good lad, that is- even if you were cast out the Eden of childhood a long time ago. He has a passion for red (thanks to a Coca Cola campaign, but shh! don’t tell a soul); he never shaves and is pretty much a fashion illiterate. But don’t hold it against him, since it’s severely cold where he inhabits, so we seriously doubt there are any blogs written about seasonal trends in a place of never ending, all ruling frost.
Apparently, he’s not very original (well, we assumed as much) and his identity is easily mistaken with the God of winter (the first to paint a portrait as such was a certain Moritz Schwind- you’ll be sure to forget his name the minute you read it, but we decided to take our chances and give the man credit, since probably nobody does) or with our closer to home St. Nicholas 🙂 Nevertheless, beyond all short comings- like age, nonexistent fashion sense, maybe even a little scruffiness, not to mention his more than obsolete means of transport- which we may excuse since it is by far an efficient way of promoting Eco-friendly vehicles- and his unresolved identity issues, he hasn’t lost a bit of his memory and that makes him quite a chap, as they say in Britain. He remembers everybody, and he remembered us, too.
He came to visit- we were, of course, honored and fully prepared. We offered milk and cookies, as is our habit. The good thing about Santa is that you don’t have to find him, he always finds you (and that even before the age of the GPS)- and we decorated the place so that he may feel right at home.
As we chit-chatted, we discovered we have a lot in common: he confessed he is very much into our name which resonates so well with his own company (we offered to lend it, if he should ever be in need). Moreover, just like his crew, we also have a thing for horns- and proud of it we are.
The kids were over the moon about this visit: they sat in Santa’s lap and pulled his beard. They had a smart board and they were not afraid to use it 🙂 Santa could tell by far that we are very creative so, being the generous guy that he is, he too revealed what he had in store for us- or better yet, in his heavy sack- which we managed to empty in no time- hope there were still some presents left for you- if not, you know whose fault it was 😉