Thursday, December 24, 2009

"There are many things from which I might have derived good, by which I have not profited, I dare say," returned the nephew. "Christmas among the rest. But I am sure I have always thought of Christmastime, when it has come round-apart from the veneration due to its sacred name and origin, if anything belonging to it can be apart from that-as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable, pleasant time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow-passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys. And therefore, uncle, though it has never put a scrap of gold or silver in my pocket, I believe that it has done me good, and will do me good; and I say, God bless it!" - from A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

May You and Yours Have a Blessed and Merry Christmas!


Lepidoptera said...

Never having read "A Christmas Carol" and thoroughly enjoying Dickens' work, I hope to some day add this to my list of books read. My dh does not know it, but this very volume is waiting under the tree for him now. He's a Dickens fan too. :-)

bookwormans said...

Oh, what a great present! I read this book every year, and it never gets old. Though most people are only know this story through the gazillion movie adaptations, you are really missing something if you haven't read the original. Dickens' writing is simply superb.