Wouldn’t it be lovely to work for someone like Mr. Fezziwig? Or be someone like Fezziwig? You remember him from Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol. The Ghost of Christmas Past brought Ebenezer Scrooge to revisit his happier, youthful days when he worked for “Ol’ Fezziwig”.
In the novel, Dickens created Fezziwig as a contrast to Scrooge. Fezziwig represented the past, a set of community values swept away in the economic upheaval of the early nineteenth century—the outset of the industrial revolution.
Dickens created a character so endearing, Fezziwig has endured. Balls and festivals are still held in his honor.
Dickens chose for Fezziwig an attitude filled with kindness and generosity. His affection for his employees, fellow tradesmen, and neighbors, illustrated in a simple celebration—a dance, held at Christmas. He made their day.
Simple happiness. Simple joys. Simple fun.
The next time you feel like the squeaky wheel is falling off your turnip truck, dumping you into the grease and settling dust—draw in that deep breath, breath out. Treat yourself to a moment. And have fun.
“It is a fair, even-handed, noble adjustment of things, that while there is infection in disease and sorrow, there is nothing in the world so irresistibly contagious as laughter and good-humour.” ~A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens.
Since this is a special edition, what would it be without a little music. Since we are honoring an English author, how about a little “Brittain’s Got Talent”. I’m sure you’ve seen them before, but some things are worth repeating. Wouldn’t you agree? 🙂
Susan Boyle, I Dreamed a Dream
Charlotte and Jonathan, The Prayer
P.S. The reason your reading this instead of one of Bunny and the gang’s adventures, I’m working on literary contest offering #4.