Saint Nicholas Day
Someone Put A Colorful Carton In Front Of My Door At Middle Night
The world is rich and colorful, and for everyone, the world is never objective. We perceive things with our experience and cognition.
-by Adler in his book “Inferiority and Transcendence”
The world in my eyes was once full of hatred and fear so that I even misunderstood the kindness of my friends.
Back to my studying time in Germany. One morning in December, as I opened the door I saw a huge carton with Christmas patterns. A wide ribbon is tied with a beautiful bow in the middle of it.
“What is this?”
At the same time, several incidents of burning houses of foreigners in this country rushed into my mind.
But why here? Who knows that a foreign student is living in this room? Maybe it is someone who is joking with me.
I grabbed the box carefully and put it close to one ear. There was no ticking sound like the time bombs I have ever seen in movies.
Who did this?
But I got to go, otherwise, I would be late for my class.
The whole morning, I couldn’t concentrate on studying.
At noon, I went to the student cafeteria for lunch. Unexpectedly, a Santa Claus was standing at the entrance.
He held a wicker basket in his arms, and there was much doll-shaped bread. Everyone who passed by got a “doll” from him.
I looked at the “doll” in my hand curiously. It has a round face and its eyes, nose, and mouth were all made of black grape kernels. The doll was smiling at me.
Thinking of the “bomb” I encountered in the morning, looking at the sweet “doll”, then it hit me.
Today is Dec. 6th! It is St. Nicholas Day!
In the evening, I opened the carton. There were a plastic Christmas tree and a long string of lights inside. I also found all kinds of decorations for…