Weekly Photo Challenge: Waiting

This week’s photo challenge is waiting. My first thoughts were of the negative aspects of waiting: when waiting is too stressful or annoying. But I am in a good mood; tomorrow we’re celebrating ‘pakjesavond’, Saint Nicolas day, with the whole family. The anticipation and suspense in the children’s eyes grows stronger and stronger as we are all waiting for the moment when someone knocks at the door and leaves a whole load of presents at the doorstep. During this time we sing many St. Nicolas songs to make the waiting bearable – and shorter. The idea is that we have to sing to get presents; so the more you sing the more presents you get! Waiting and singing, singing and waiting…

I didn’t grow up with this tradition; I came to Holland when I was 25 and I had to learn these songs from books and cd’s. During this period they express waiting.

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