I have always marveled at the beauty of a Christmas tree. I love looking at each and every ornament wodering what story there is behind it. It's hard to believe that a plastic little thing attached to a string could avoke such emotion, such joy and happiness. But of course, I will never really know.1
I am not of the Christian faith and will never up a tree and reminisce in all of the memories as each ornament is placed upon a tree. Some of my friends tell me that they love putting up the ornaments and telling the stories behind them. I like to watch them point one out and listen to them tell what adventure they had gone on to get it. I love to watch their eyes light up at the sight of one of their favorite ornament with giggles to go along.2
No, I am not jealous of them, I am quite proud of my religion. I have just always wondered what it is like...3
That is why I created my own tree. It's not a real tree the I can touch or see, it's more of a figment of my imagination, you could call it. But I love my tree and each and every ornament on it, whether it tells of joy or saddnes. 4
It's my own tree to look through memories and feel the emotion that goes along with them. I am now ready to share my journey and tech others my mistakes if only you will listen to the story behind my tree.