Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

charles dickensI have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable 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.

2 thoughts on “Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

  1. That’s the trick: slipping a few things into the hearts while they’re open, to last the year.

    The opportunity is so often lost, and the opening slams shut again.

    The job of the author of fiction is to leave a foot stuck in the door.

  2. Pingback: Prying the heart open and keeping it open | liebjabberings

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