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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      • 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.

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      • 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. 🙂

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      • 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.

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      • 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!)
        🙂

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