Thursday, December 14, 2006
For the Scrooges
With all the Christmas imagery around and flocks of tourists in town to enjoy it, I offer the Scrooge in all of us something different: A rainy "empty" scene in Williamsburg, Brooklyn...
"I wish to be left alone," said Scrooge. "Since you ask me what I wish, gentlemen, that is my answer. I don't make merry myself at Christmas and I can't afford to make idle people merry. I help to support the establishments I have mentioned [prisons and workhouses]--they cost enough; and those who are badly off must go there."
(from A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Charles Dickens)