My Dickens Christmas Carol

I was thinking tonight how interesting it would be to live through our own versions of Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol”.  We’d have to make it a lot less scary, granted.  But what would you experience….

When the Ghost of Christmas Past takes you to see and hear what really went on in your childhood home, but with you being able to see it with your adult eyes?  Would you gain a better understanding of the influences that formed your early life?  Would you cheer or be sad?  Would you feel forgiveness or anger at injustice?  What would that teach you?

When the Ghost of Christmas Present lets you see and hear what those around you think of you?  How do they judge you?  Do they love you or mock you behind your back?  Do they make excuses for your shortcomings or blame you for their failings?   How do you feel seeing your life through someone else’s eyes?

When the Ghost of Christmas Yet To Come shows you where your life is heading if you stay on the same path, and lets you imagine a different road?  How would you change the future if you could see it enough to adjust your presnt?

(Cee liked the idea of this post but objected to “A Christmas Carol” being so scary.  She’d change it to be “It’s a Wonderful Life”.  So you can write your own version of it.)

Just wondering… will you have a “Bah, humbug” adventure or will you hear Clarence the angel: “Strange, isn’t it? Each man’s life touches so many other lives.  When he isn’t around he leaves an awful hole, doesn’t he?”

And to all a good night!

Love and hugs,

Chris and Cee

15 Replies to “My Dickens Christmas Carol”

  1. It’s all about time travel, isn’t it? We want to see what will happen and especially, how it links to what happened or will happen — and how we might make it different. That’s why I want to visit those parallel universes I accidentally built. See how things went on that other road I didn’t take.

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    1. Time travel… what an interesting comment, Marilyn. I like that.

      Can you imagine how many parallel universes that would be? Every action with a different outcome, which then caused another outcomes, and another. And I thought tracing your family tree was wild when you started getting into all the 3rd and 4th cousins!

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  2. I can remember after my parents died I said to my Aunt that I wished that I could go back in time. But my Aunt reminded me that nothing would be different or change. All the same events would happen in the same manner.

    I don’t celebrate Christmas nor have I ever watched It’s a Wonderful Life. Of course I have seen Scrooge many times.

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    1. I would like to go back in time to see the events that caused the thing that became important in my life. I want understanding, which I know I’ll never have. Unanswered questions!


    1. I hadn’t even thought about feeling things, Hammad, so thank you for mentioning that. I was looking for answers intellectually but to feel things would be very interesting. Was I happy? Did I laugh easily? Was I curious? Did I like to play and what did I do for fun when I was young? It seems like so long ago.

      Thank you for your comment.

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