With the 2020 year coming to an end, nothing has changed. This year has been tragic to say the least. It has been 9 months since the beginning of quarantine and this “life” that we attend every morning has become the usual. Staying home to eat, late nights watching Netflix, no strolls in the park, and no face-to-face interaction. The only thing that many of us have looked forward to this year has been the holidays. However the holidays too, have turned out to be any old, regular quarantine day. There is one more holiday left and one place refuses to let the daunting coronavirus nurture our pessimism during this time of Christmas.
The Bellagio Conservatory on the Las Vegas strip is that place. The Bellagio Conservatory has been a major tourist attraction to people from all states in the U, and it is known for its eye pleasing and elegant displays of decorative holiday-trimmed botanical elements. I was able to safely attend the conservatory this month with my family. Since it is the time of Christmas, the theme they decided to go for was what one would normally think a Christmas would look like. The conservatory was beautiful. It displayed decorations of bright white, red and green colors. There was an enormous Christmas tree in the center of the conservatory that was covered in lights and ornaments. There were flowers left and right. It had a comforting atmosphere that felt necessary during this time of hardship.
The message I indirectly received attending the conservatory was that, although this year has been a struggle for everyone, hope should still be an unwavering feeling inside of our hearts. Although we have been restricted from doing much this past year, there is still one more holiday to look forward to. After seeing how brightly Christmas could be represented, I was able to leave the conservatory smiling. I became ecstatic to the idea of our last holiday this year, although still in quarantine. Understand that hope can derive from the shadows. If you have something to look forward to this Christmas, use whatever it is to motivate yourself to open your eyes to all the possibilities and uncertainties that may come before the end of the year.