Paul Auster’s Christmas Gem

‘Auggie Wren’s Christmas Story’ his is a wonderful short story by Paul Auster which begins with his local tobacconist offering to show him his photographs, which tun out to be taken at the some place every day, This should be a really boring series of pictures, but as Auster notes, it becomes a sort of meditation on passing time, drawing the viewer to notice the little changes of people and the seasons. this was the central idea in a film he made but the name of which I have forgotten.

Anyhow, there is a line in it that I love:

“As long as there’s one person to believe it, there’s no story that can’t be true.”

I guess that lies at the heart of every Christmas.

Have a great one, all my readers!

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