Todays picture was taken on December 8th in Lisbon, while taking a walk in the busy Chiado neighborhood. It's a scene by an artist called Joana Vasconcelos from 2006 called "Happy Family", with the figures covered in hand knitted cotton. It's all about fashion, and all about Christmas.
Christmas is a time of understanding, of love, joy, family and sharing. It's a season where we put aside our differences, cherish our friends, and forgive our enemies... And no one understands these feelings better than the Irish! Today, in this Christmas evening, instead of the traditional christian blessings, I leave you with an Irish curse that has never made more sense to me:
May those who love us love us.
Those that don't love us,
may God turn their hearts.
And if He doesn't turn their hearts,
may he turn their ankles,
so we'll know them by their limping.