By Kevin Alan Milne
Dr. Christopher Ringle is the final individual you would anticipate finding moonlighting as Santa Claus on the mall at the day after Thanksgiving. however it is there that he meets a tender guy named Molar Alan, who desperately wishes a brand new standpoint at the underlying price of Christmas. Dr. Ringle recruits Mo and his older brother as volunteers at a close-by kid's health facility for the vacation season. on the health center, Mo is tasked to assist convey vacation cheer to the younger melanoma sufferers at the 5th ground. His greatest problem is befriending a decidedly offended woman who's so embarrassed via her scarred visual appeal that she hides her face in the back of the security of a paper bag. nearly inspite of himself, Mo unearths that Christmas pleasure emanates from a resource a ways more than the North Pole, whereas the younger woman learns that she is extra attractive than she had ever imagined.
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I wanted to say something that would help her feel better, but I couldn’t come up with a single word. Later that night in bed, as I lay awake replaying the scene over and over in my head, I would fire off countless perfect things I should’ve said to Katrina, but in the heat of the moment my mind was shooting blanks. Aaron and I both just stood there, watching the girl cry behind the wrinkled white paper bag. Once is bad enough, I thought. Now I’m two for two at making this girl cry! What kind of elf am I?
Right. Sorry. Merry Christmas Rachel. I’m Mo. ” “Much better. ” She stood smiling expectantly. ” Dr. Ringle was waiting patiently as Rachel slid over to his velvety throne. He sat looking down at her through his thick white beard, his eyes as warm and inviting as they’d ever been. Here at the hospital he didn’t bother to use the inflatable belly and legs, but the children didn’t seem to mind. All they saw in the red suit was a magical man who was bringing them happiness and joy at a time when they needed it most.
Madhu would join us in the pageant. The only other mention of Christmas during our time with him that night was when we asked him about his Christmas list. To our surprise, he’d already ripped up the infamous red paper and thrown it away in the garbage, claiming that the thing he wanted most in the world was not within Santa Claus’s power to give. He also said that even if Santa could give him what he wanted, he probably wouldn’t because Madhu is not Christian. I didn’t think that was right but didn’t press the matter.