I have been working on a hefty RPM lesson on Charles Dickens with some of my clients this week. From this lesson, a couple have written brilliant Dickens inspired satires which I will share soon. In the spirit of the holidays, my friend Paul wrote a modern day version of Dickens’ Christmas Carol. His story is so timely, on point and simply too good not to share!
THE CHRISTMAS GHOSTS NEED TO VISIT THE LEADERS OF OUR WORLD. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PAST SHOW A WORLD THAT IS NOT TOXIC WITH POLLUTION. THE WORLD WAS STILL ABUNDANT WITH NATURAL RESOURCES. THE WORLD HAS NOT LEARNED SUFFICIENTLY FROM THE PAST.
ENTER THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT. THE GHOST OF CHRISTMAS PRESENT PLUGS IN HIS IPAD AND RUNS A POWER POINT OF SLIDES SHOWING OUR CURRENT STATUS. SYRIAN REFUGEES….CLICK….TERRORISM….CLICK….SCHOOL SHOOTINGS….CLICK. HOW ARE WE TO MOVE FORWARD?
CHRISTMAS FUTURE MAKES AN APPEARANCE. IN HIS HANDS HE HOLDS TWO CHOICES FOR OUR FUTURE WORLD. IN ONE HAND IS A WORLD OF HATE, GREED, INTOLERANCE, AND WAR. IN THE OTHER IS A WORLD WHERE RESOURCES ARE PROTECTED. PEOPLE ARE VALUED. TOLERANCE AND ACCEPTANCE ARE THE NORM AND LOVES REPLACES GREED. CHOOSE WISELY.
Paul asks a great question, “how are we to move forward?” His solution sums it up….”choose wisely”! Our world leaders and policy makers could learn a thing or two from our RPM students. Wishing you Christmas Ghost free dreams this season!
~Elizabeth & Paul