Thank You (with a caveat)

Thank you movie Santa! Unless you are a stalker, in which case, what movies??

But if you are not, that was very sweet, thank you.  This story is one of the best redemption stories. Scrooge gets a do-over!  (Someone sent me the Mr. Magoo and Alastair Sim versions of A Christmas Carol, my favorite holiday movies.) 

Except this part always bugged me.  We still have to die (damnit).  “I will honour Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year. I will live in the Past, the Present, and the Future. The Spirits of all Three shall strive within me. I will not shut out the lessons that they teach. Oh, tell me I may sponge away the writing on this stone!”  [Sorry.  Not a chance, Ebenezer.]

Oh!  I love this line:  Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.

Stacy Horn

I've written six non-fiction books, the most recent is Damnation Island: Poor, Sick, Mad, and Criminal in 19th-Century New York.

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