Traditionally it’s Wiener sausages with home made potato salad – but they had some shrimp and lox with bagel & cream cheese for me, too. Everybody sat down and the sausages and lox were no longer…..
Finally the Christmas Express was running thanks to Mishi’s technical ingenuity ….
and it was time for the first seating.
The next most important step was lighting up the candles on the Christmas tree. Traditionally this was Helga’s job – since it requires a delicate handling of the flame not to burn the decoration of the Christmas tree. This time it was Nicolas who took over this task:
With the help of Karen as a counter weight and a little “flame thrower” he performed without any major damage.
Then the kids randomly selected each gift, announced the donor and the recipient and everybody shared in the opening of the present….
…. ah, what a surprise!
I got a new hair style – how convenient!
Martina and Helga & Klaus got a book with poems from school children all around the world, one of which is from Nicolas – see page 113!
Ah, those old days when computers took forever – now Nicolas may use it as an excuse for himself…..
The kids loved their job announcing and distributing the presents – particularly to each other….
Finally Nicolas read his poem – a verrrrrry sad one but then it was a dream, only, along the books title: “I have a dream 2009” published by Global verses from the young Writers edition:
I do not dream
Since the day
My mother died
And swept away
I only imagine
How it feels
To have a dream
That lifts your heels
And you will fly
But then wake up
And be in bed
But no more dreams
And no more flying
As I lie in my bed
And begin crying
But now it’s over
I dream with warning
That I disapprove
And so I’m mourning.”
Nicolas Petersen-Gyöngösi (15)
Munich International School, Starnberg, Germany