Surely you all know “A Christmas Carol”, the traditional Charles Dickens tale that tells the story of an old man named Ebenezer Scrooge, obsessed only with money and without any sense of holiday, altruism or kindness, and how the visit of three spirits taught him the true meaning of Christmas. Since it’s one of those “must” traditions, I was watching one of the movie transpositions of the novel, and I got an idea. Why not sharing with you some aspects of my past, present and future life, with maybe getting rid of some of my heavy heart? No one has ever thought about this before, and so I present it to you for the first time ever. This is “A Christmas Carol Tag”.
|You will be visited by three ghosts|
Jacob Marley Ghost. The first spirit visiting Scrooge is his old business partner Jacob Marley, represented as a corpse who is forever cursed to wander the earth dragging a network of heavy chains, forged during a lifetime of greed and selfishness. The ghost threatens Scrooge he would suffer the same fate if he didn’t redeem himself. His representative question could be "Which one of your sins/bad habits do you repent of ?". For me the answer to this question is very simple: sometimes I am very envious. I can’t help it, it’s like my mind is forcing me to excel in everything, otherwise I should be envious of things other people can do and I can’t. Envy is a waste of emotions, but lately I have learned to bury this demon deep down and be helpful to those around me and start thinking of what I can do. And without a doubt this is such a more rewarding feeling.
|"I told you these were shadows of |
the things that have been," said the Ghost.
"That they are what they are, do not blame me!"
Ghost of Christmas Past. This is a spirit surrounded by a ring of light that comes from its head, making it look like a candle and holding a hat-shaped extinguisher and a holly branch. The spirit wakes up Scrooge and brings him back in time to his forgotten childhood and youth. The question that best fits this ghost could be "Which one is the memory you cannot live without and Which one would you want to forget?". Personally, I cannot live without smiles. When I'm feeling down, I always think of my parents and friends’ smiles, as well as the times we've had together. I don’t think I would forget anything of my past. Misfortunes, sadness and sorrows have made me what I am today and without those things I wouldn’t have tempered my character.
|“Come in, -- come in! and know me better, man!|
I am the Ghost of Christmas Present. Look upon me!
You have never seen the like of me before!”
Ghost of Christmas Present. Everyone thinks this ones the merrier ghost. It looks like a giant, with a green cloak trimmed with white fur, a holly wreath on his head and a torch-cornucopia in hand, sitting on a throne of Christmas delicacies. This funny character shows Scrooge how other people spend Christmas, showing him also the sad story of Tiny Tim, who you all certainly know (and if you haven’t felt bad at least once about the little boy you don’t have a heart). And the question is "What would you change in your today life and Who do have to thank for who you are today?". With all the problems that have overwhelmed me lately, the only thing I would like would be a slightly less hectic life ... a little more calm but not boring. For what I am today of course I have to thank parents, relatives and friends. But above all I thank all of you who follow me and read my blog, because nothing makes me feel better than writing on my little page on the Internet and without you my work would be useless. So thank you from the bottom of my heart.
|“Ghost of the Future!” he exclaimed,|
“I fear you more than any spectre I have seen”.
Ghost of Christmas Future. The most mysterious and ghoulish of all. The spirit closely resembles the Grim Reaper. A colossal figure, wrapped in black cloak and hood from which nothing emerges but a black hand protruding from the sleeve. The ghost is completely silent, but it guide Scrooge only with a finger. While visiting the Christmas yet to come, Scrooge realizes that if he didn’t change, he would die in loneliness without any comfort. Obviously the question is "What do you hope/expect from your future?". Obviously everyone hopes for a luck, successful and loving future and surely I would hope so. But there’s something else I really want from the future: I want it to amaze and surprise me. Remember me that the world is a place where people can still believe in miracles, going beyond daily life.
And that's it for this year. But since this is a tag now it's your turn!!! Anyone who’s reading this post is tagged. Nothing would make me happier. Oh, and you can do whatever you want: write a post, make a video, write it in the comments ... whatever you want. I wish ou all a magical new year and all the best in the world. Happy Holidays ... and never stop Snooping Around.