"A Child's Bliss" by Hilde van Schaardenburg
A Child’s Bliss
Quilt 2010 50 x 50 cm"The atmosphere of the days before Christmas touches something deep in me, the memory of a blissful experience, more than 60 years ago. I was about four years old; it was Christmas’ Eve, December 24. Not until the evening did I get to see the Christmas tree, after waiting the whole day. Then the door opened and what I saw there was a room filled with light, so much lighter than the real light of the candles in the tree. A music box played a Christmas carol and this was mixed with the sound of little bells tinkling… I was a very happy child!"