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  • Listening to: Elton John - "Empty Garden"
  • Playing: Shining Force
I posted this same blog on myspace, so I figure, why not here?


Yeah, it's here again.  That time of year when it starts getting amazingly cold, when the shiny colored lights start going up.  The lawn decorations, those houses that seem to go just a tad overboard with Christmas lights, that one guy down the block that almost cuts out the city's electricity because of it.

Then the snow comes.  Some years it comes in early December or even November, sometimes we don't see a flake until the end of January.  There's Christmas hype, the feeling of impatience and anxiousness for some people, anxiety for others.

But there's one thing that comes from all this.  Every year of your life it's been the same thing, December 25th as a kid is the best day of the year.  Ever.  But I think it's changed just a little, now.  Nostalgia is the holiday season's most dominant feeling, for me at least.  The lights?  That tree?  The smell of the cold, crisp winter air?  I'm sure you remember Christmas back when you were a kid, nothing in particular, just bits and pieces, and the thing that stands out most is how unbelievably happy you were.

Now, you're happy on Christmas day, and usually throughout the holiday season, and yet, are you ever as happy as you were in those memories?  You wish you were that happy, but you're definitely not.  Christmas isn't so great anymore, and on the Eve and the day even more so, it just doesn't feel the same as it did years ago.

Why is that?  What causes that feeling?  Nostalgia.  I find it to be the strangest thing, that you can wish you had that same feeling, fond memories, and in the present its just never the same, and eventually these new memories overtake the old.  The memories of happiness are downgraded slowly, year after year, until you're 45 and with your own family. You see them having the same fun you did when you were little, but that feeling is gone with age. Yet, you feel just as happy as you did when you were little again, not because of those fond memories, but because you see that same happiness in your children, and you know exactly how it used to feel.

So really, what I really want to know is, for this one day a year, the near embodiment of the childhood spirit, why?  Why do we have to grow up?


Michael Olawski
United States
<< I'm Mike, and I'm a 22 year old artist from New Jersey (har har =B ).

<< A majority of my work is just junk and sketches, with color being a rarity.

Current Residence: Someplace, New Jersey
Favourite genre of music: Classic Rock, Rock
Favourite style of art: Pencil, inking.
Operating System: Windows
MP3 player of choice: iPod


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ExevaloN Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2014  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the faves!
zeebkun Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
would you ever consider like... selling this account or something? SORRY HAHA i realize this is really annoying, i just really like the username and was wondering if it'd ever passed through your mind
Noma Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2014
I'm sort of attached to it.  I don't go on the account often anymore, but it's my handle for just about every website/forum I visit.  This is probably the only site I have signed to that I got the normal name without having to put numbers after it.
StarlightMemories Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the fave!
PureBlackLove Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011  Professional Photographer
:aww: Thank you very much for devwatching me :hug: I really appreciate it!
Noma Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2011
No problem, you have a lot of very well done pieces. =]
ExevaloN Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch!
JustinRampage Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the favorite! :)
blade853 Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2010
Thank you very much for the favs :) Shining force needs more fans
Noma Featured By Owner Mar 12, 2010
No problem, thanks for the +watch. Can never have enough SF fanart :)
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