Ho Ho When?

This week’s Lens Artists challenge is about waiting. I found the perfect example this week in a visit to our local mall. Though it won’t even be Thanksgiving for another week here in the US, the stores have already gone into full-on holiday shopping mode, and the mall decorations are hard-core Christmas. Not only that, but Santa is already there, eager to find out what you want so someone can buy it for you. I felt bad for him, because nobody was paying him the least attention. When I asked if I could take his photo he first invited me to come sit, but agreed that a photo would be just fine.

A mall Santa sits on his throne, surrounded by Christmas decorations, but with no children presentSo here is Santa waiting for customers. I hope he brings joy to some children in the weeks to come, and hope that no matter what the time of year, all the world’s children find the joy, peace, security, and love they need.

Posted in response to Lens-Artists #72: Waiting, with thanks to Amy for posting this week’s challenge.


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