So I started noticing a couple weeks ago that everyone was putting lights up on their apartment balconies. I have been enjoying the cooler weather, and am feeling in the Christmas spirit earlier than normal this year. Probably has something to do with all the Christmas lights people are putting up in our community. So I decided to put our lights up on the balcony. I got carried away and instead of just the rail I put them all around the perimeter of the ceiling. I thought everyone around here with lights out was just being festive and enjoying the change of season.
Then at a staff dinner on Sunday night, I was telling all our friends about how I was noticing everyone putting lights out so I did the same. They really thought that was funny . . . Then they enlightened me that people put lights up around here because of a Hindu holiday called Diwali, which is a festival of lights. There are a lot of Indian folks in our apartments, so that’s why I was seeing so many balconies decorated with Christmas lights! Do people think we’re Hindu? I don’t know, maybe, but we’re celebrating Christmas!