Ornamental Nostalgia

The Lens Artists photo challenge this week is about nostalgia. Since it’s the time of year when we’re decorating for Christmas, my thoughts went to one particular holiday tradition at my house: the little blue ornament.

A blue glass Christmas ornament nestled into the branches of a tree with some colored lightsThis is the only ornament that survives from the first set my parents bought when they got married in the 1940s. It’s nothing special, just an unadorned blue sphere a couple of inches across, except of course that nostalgia makes it special to me. When I hang it on the tree, I have a warm, settled feeling of connection with my family’s history.

Posted in response to Lens-Artists #75: Nostalgic, with thanks to Tina for posting this week’s challenge.

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