Bah Grumbug I heard you say!
Inspired by the story of Scrooge and his outlook on the festive season. What you may not know is that the story of A Christmas Carol has played a huge role in my life, inspiring me to be more kindhearted and open about the way I feel about the beauty in the world. The story has spoken to me ever since I was a child in particular the part about Ignorance and Want.
They were a boy and a girl. Yellow, meagre, ragged, scowling,
wolfish; but prostrate, too, in their humility. Where
graceful youth should have filled their features out, and
touched them with its freshest tints, a stale and shrivelled
hand, like that of age, had pinched, and twisted them, and
pulled them into shreds. Where angels might have sat
enthroned, devils lurked, and glared out menacing. No
change, no degradation, no perversion of humanity, in any
grade, through all the mysteries of wonderful creation, has
monsters half so horrible and dread.
'Spirit. are they yours.' Scrooge could say no more.
'They are Man's,' said the Spirit, looking down upon
them. 'And they cling to me, appealing from their fathers.
This boy is Ignorance. This girl is Want. Beware them both,
and all of their degree, but most of all beware this boy,
for on his brow I see that written which is Doom, unless the
writing be erased.
This excerpt from the book told me that we need to change the way we look at those going through suffering, there was something not right in the way we would ignore the wants and needs of others. When the passage refers to “Doom” I feel the full weight of ignorance, criminals locked up in prisons or people locked away in asylums because the suffering they endured during childhood, they were innocent and we allowed them to be made into monsters. Even as I write this the full weight of its impact on my personal philosophy brings a lump to my throat and a wetting of my eye. We can erase the writing, but it can only be done through love, compassion and understanding.
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This model is:
Polyurethane Resin - 110g
Grum Measure 7cm x 7cm x 6.5cm
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Limited to 15 pieces