In the mood for Christmas

Time flies so quickly when you are working full time, in a blink of an eye it's already almost Christmas. Miss Adri and I have been visiting a couple of art fairs scattered around the city. We need to soak up the Christmas joy before seasonal affective disorder inflicts us! Montreal winter can be pretty depressing but the city does a good job keeping its citizens sane with art installations. Whether you want a fun-filled afternoon with your family, bring your date somewhere exciting or enjoy a lazy afternoon, Montreal has got it all covered. We were quite ambitious today and visited three exhibitions:

All three exhibits had their own charms but in my opinion, the Luminotherapy installation was the best! There's just something about shiny and multi-colored things that makes me really happy. If I were ever to be reincarnated into a bug, I'd be one of those oblivious flies lured by the twinkly lights of death.

Thank you Miss Adri for the pictures.

Miss Adri: "Hmm... will anyone notice if I take a bite?"

These two guys were playing around with giant ice picks pretending to be a king and knight. 

When the fog clears...

Last weekend, a thick fog settled upon the city. I thought it would be really cool to get a picture on top of Mont-Royal of the faded skyline so I carried my lazy bum all the way up the mountain. It turns out, I couldn't see anything! Disappointed, I hiked back down. 

Now that I look back at these pictures, I think they're quite cool. I think they reflect my current mood... a fog of questions. Earlier this week, I found out that one of my coworkers passed away suddenly. She was only 26 years old and sat two cubicles beside me. I didn't know her personally but people said she was a joyful person who was always in a good mood.  My heart hurt for her and her family. I kept wondering: "Did she live the life she wanted to live?" "What kind of dreams and aspirations did she have for the future?" "What regrets did she leave behind?" all of them left unanswered.

Those questions were then directed to myself: "Am I living the life I want right now?" Or am I postponing my happiness for a future when-I-get-insert-blank? It's a simple question but one that I cannot answer. I'm still in the fog.