I am no Scrooge, but I do think this season does create moments of blue and bah humbug.
Operation crazy ensues all around us, no matter what holiday we celebrate. It reminds us, to share ourselves, try to brighten someone's spirit and do more, smile more, give more-I am thinking time.
In his diaries, Dickens states that Scrooge stems from a grave marker which he saw in 1841, while taking an evening walk in the Canongate Kirkyard in Edinburgh. The headstone was for the vintner Ebenezer Lennox Scroggie, a relative of Adam Smith, who had won the catering contract for the visit of George IV to Edinburgh and the first contract to supply whiskey to the Royal Navy. The marker identified Scroggie as a "meal man" (corn merchant), but Dickens misread this as "mean man", due to the fading light and his mild dyslexia. ***more info
Yes, we are going to explore Charles Dickens book, "A Christmas Carol". For those of you not familiar, an elderly man is tight fisted with his money and mean to all he encounters. He runs a business with his partner and friend, Jacob Marley. Jacob is poor and has a large family; his son Tiny Tim is ill. He needs food, medicine to get well-things that cost money. Scrooge doesn't see the obvious, until three ghosts visit him and show him his ways and his doom n' gloom future. The story ends with Scrooge being a changed man. Yes, changed for the better.
We all struggle with bah humbug, at some point in time. I do not think it is exclusive, to only this time of year.
So, in Dickens style...I want you to pen a poem that celebrates the blah, blue, bah humbug. You can write about a neighbor, a friend, someone who you see shopping that just isn't into the spirit. In true Scrooge fashion, it would be great if you could show us an improved ending. In other words end on a happy note.
If you are really ambitious, you can write three stanzas, like the ghosts, who visit Scrooge. Yes, the past, the present and the future could be part of your poem.
"An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself. "
***If you don't feel comfortable writing about a Toad, then write about a home of a Dickens character! This is suppose to be fun :D