Saturday, January 06, 2007

Christmas Story by Peter, aka Geriatric 1927

I don't know if it is an oversight, but Peter's most recent YouTube videos have not been disabled for embedding. I doubt it is a mistake because he is a very meticulous man, so here is a sample of his story-writing as read by Peter himself.

This interesting, quirky short story takes about fifteeen minutes and shows a side of Peter that is refreshingly original. In a later video he apologizes for his language, noting that he has young viewers. But he decided not to "take it down" because he felt they could realize that the language he used was that of the character, not the author.

Also in another release (he'e up to about forty videos now) he said that the rumors were true, that he was to be included in a BBC documentary which may appear in February. His part, he said, would only be about three minutes long, but he was willing to participate because the producer had made a personal trip to see him and everything was handled "very professionally." The crew was at his house most of one day for his small part. The program is apparently about the impact of YouTube-type developments and other revolutionary changes on television.

Meantime, here is his Christmas story, posted December 14...

Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by so doing some people have entertained angels without knowing it. Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.

These are the first three verses of Hebrews 13. Peter is too modest. He has an extraordinary sensitivity that has survived many decades and is now an icon of our time. And I think he knows an angel when he sees one.

Oh, and today is January 6, The Epiphany, ending of the Twelve Days of Christmas. According to Wikipedia today can be Twelfth Night. So posting a Christmas story is not inappropriate.

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