Fantasy is a unique and viable way to think about things that really matter. Like, in this case, generosity and surprise.
The challenge is not to give people what they think they want, but to try and give them what they don’t yet know they want. Or at the very least, what they don’t remember that they wanted.
Remember to get your Saint Nicholas / Santa fix today. Christmas is about Someone Else.
The Santa Papers is my effort to tell his story. In this “unauthorized autobiography” Nicholas tell how he became Santa. And how he feels about that.
Although St. Nicholas had rich parents and my dad had poor ones, both of them were gracious, righteous men, generous to a fault. I know good came to them and that they are and will be remembered that way. And I know I want to be such a man.