Then came the fish, then the cat and he… ate!
But the dog came, and the cat had to hide.
Then came the bunny...
Then the bunny came with Santa Claus and the clown, and took the train to the circus!”
This was the ad about Christmas chocolates, with the classic dialogue between grandfather and granddaughter. Success was guaranteed for years, its repetition was on the same level as the screening of films such as “The Sound of Music” and its Christmas successor “Home Alone”.
Here, every year the December issue of the Newsletter brings Christmas colours. This year, perhaps because we have built up the distance between us, we wanted to reinforce the ties that inspire us at Christmas.
We listened to different people, generations and realities that were so different and we realized that Christmas is a concept shrouded in nostalgia and a certain amount of sadness, because it is the moment when we look back on what has been left behind.
So we decided to tell stories. From real people, with identified and visible testimonials of memories. Stories of characters that may have been real, but who prefer to recollect the imaginary. Stories with gifts. Stories that can be from all of us.
This month we painted a canvas full of colours, through other lives with a story to tell. Stories lived in a single class. Or stories from an entire group, boiled down to a formality-free meeting.
We also write about the history that is being written in this Faculty, with new advances in what the future will embrace, stories of those who go further along a path that can inspire students.
But after all, do people like Christmas or not?
We are sure that they do. Otherwise we wouldn't have had so many testimonials, so much involvement.
So many open doors for everyone to enter.
Isn't that the true spirit of Christmas?
Protect your dreams and keep Christmas on.
Merry Christmas and see you next year!
The Newsletter team.