Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; that can transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home! ~Charles Dickens

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  1. eric keys says:

    Love Dickens!


    1. I used to get really excited that he was an aquarian–as if his talents made all aquarians more talented. haha.


      1. eric keys says:

        It took me a long time to “get” Dickens. And the same with H.P. Lovecraft. And for both of them, once it clicked, I would get really excited about them.

        Yeah, I suppose even if one believe in astrology that one can expect that a person can pull up everyone born under the same star sign.


      2. My mother used to read us Dickens so we got used to the slow way he draws you in. By the time I read him myself I expected the first bit to be a bit of a slog. It always surprised me half way through that I was really enjoying it all and that certain scenes stuck with me.

        Astrology is kinda silly anyway. 🙂


      3. eric keys says:

        Dickens is always a surprise to me. Haven’t read any in years. I need to get back to that.

        Yes, astrology is silly. Very few belief systems have been so thoroughly debunked as that one.


  2. equinoxio21 says:

    Dickens, eh? Nice. As children in Africa, my father would read Kipling to us…


    1. I always wanted to travel to Africa–of course I was raised watching movies from the colonial point of view. Everything looked so romantic. Life’s a bit more complicated.


      1. equinoxio21 says:

        As a matter of fact, when we lived in post-colonial freshly independent Africa (1960-1971) life was pretty much movie-like. The Africans had obtained their independance, they were looking towards a bright future, the black-white relationship was fairly easy. Everybody happy! Africa was Beauty incarnate.
        The world is much bleaker now.
        Have a nice week-end my friend.
        (Kwaheri sassa; see you soon in Swahili!)


      2. What ruined it? I Know so little about it all, I’m afraid.


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