Christmas: ‘Tis the season of sharing and nostalgic returns

Christmas gifts

Elderly women carry Christmas gifts they received from well-wishers at the PCEA Church grounds in Elburgon, Nakuru County on December 23, 2021. This Christmas season be generous towards those who are less fortunate. 

Photo credit: John Njoroge | Nation Media Group

What you need to know:

  • Christmas means different things to different people, but no matter the case, there is something magical about it.
  • The season is also often accompanied by physical return to our native places of birth - for most of us, rural areas.

“My cousin sat by the bedside, a handkerchief in her hands battling with the eyes struggling to take that last look at the world... She looked at me, tears begging me to play Jesus on Lazarus! I looked at her aunt, my mother, then back at her... It wasn't until I went to the back of the house and was frozen in mid-step at the sudden sight of an ugly casket resting against the wall that part of it dawned on me... 

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