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Childlike Wonder

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Dear Diary,
Here's a quote from the TV show Bones.
There's a fictional element to Christmas. It's the feeling of Christmas. What people call the Christmas spirit. It's a kind of dream or hope that we carry with us from childhood. But as adults we're imbued by the pragmatic routines of life, which makes it difficult for us to regard anything with childlike wonder. But, you know, it's all right for us to try. We put on silly hats, and draps trees with sparkly lights, and wrap gifts in garish paper, and that's good for us.

It's not only all right to allow children the transient experience of innocence and joy, it's our responsibility.

That's Doctor Sweets on Christmas


Posted by Bob White on December 20, 2011 7:03 PM