On the second day of Christmas Pandora gave to me... a polar bear charm... and a clear cz pavé lights charm.
The polar bear, on my Christmas cards this year, is the quintessential symbol of Canada. The polar bear dangle reminds me that if I want to beat the winter blues I need to embrace living in The Great White North.
|Bob and Doug McKenzie of The Great White North on SCTV|
YouTube video of The Great White North with Bob and Doug McKenzie.
But seriously, I have always loved polar bears. One of the things I have always wanted to do was go to Churchill, Manitoba and take photos of polar bears in their natural habitat.
The polar bear charm reminds me that I need to accept the reality of life in Canada - including long, cold and snowy winters - embrace it, and enjoy it as best I can. As for photographing polar bears, I have put that on my "Bucket List." In the meantime I'll enjoy some polar bears that I keep around the house - on a shelf, on the Christmas tree, and on my bracelet.
|My brother worked in Northern Canada for a time and brought me back this polar bear sculpture made by a young Inuit boy|
|I bought this polar bear tree ornament when we were in New York City when my husband ran in the marathon in 1996|