In last week’s episode of the Orthodixie Podcast I was unwittingly put to sleep by one of the worst Christmas songs of all time … Paul McCartney’s Wonderful Christmas Time.
In my slumber I was visited by the Ghost of Christmas Past.
(Then, strangely, there was Bob Marley’s Ghost.)
Naturally, believing I was experiencing my own twisted version of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, I expected the second of three spirits to soon follow …
The Ghost of Christmas Present.
SO … there I was all tucked in bed early last Monday night – reading a book, The Island of the Day Before, by Umberto Eco, when I could no longer keep my eyes open (there are side benefits to reading Eco, sorta like reading Vladimir Lossky’s Mystical Theology of the Eastern Church, you are guaranteed to get to sleep – and how! Don’t get me wrong, Lossky’s classic is one of my favorite books – but, as I tell everyone, you end up reading it 3 times before you finish it the first time, because each night you forget you already read that page the night before, just before you fell asleep.)
ANYWAY … it was 9:30 Central Time when I fell asleep.
Only to be awakened by a shrill cry!
I roused myself from my bed of slumber only to see that lights were still on in the house and, staggering toward the bedroom door, I saw that it was only 10:30 …
I hastened down the hall, and around the corner, to …
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