Thanks to all the folks who submitted Christmas stories, essays, poems and photography for our contest, “A Cargo Christmas”.
While all of your Christmas memories touched and inspired me, there is something about this sweet photo that seemed to dust the magic of Christmas over the world perfectly tonight. It’s the perfect amount of chaos and confusion.
Happy holidays from all of us at Cargo.
-Mo, Tyler, Kathy, Lauren, Laura Michelle, Camille, Monica, and Renee.
Nearly a decade ago, I had just finished my master’s degree in England and vehemently didn’t want to scuttle into the real world. The obvious solution? Teach English to Kindergartners abroad. This is a photo of my Korean Christmas. They didn’t have much context of Santa, and they certainly weren’t fooled by a well-known teacher dressed up in a red suit. Still, the magic was fully delivered. Recently, I looked up my favorite (yes, I had a teacher’s pet) former student on Facebook and was overwhelmed. She looked incredibly happy, beautiful, and even though she’s now a teenager I can still easily see the 5-year-old in her.
As for me, I still haven’t joined the real world. I make my living as a writer (often a travel writer). You can find out more about me at jessicatynermehta.com.”