“The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion. — Albert Einstein
Were Santa Claus and Ebenezer Scrooge the very first fictional characters to experience time travel and does Santa Claus use the principles of Einsteinian time travel to complete his worldly travel mission in one single night?
“A Christmas Carol” by Dickens was published in December 1843. In this tale the miserly Scrooge not only has three visitors to change his behavior he also travels to his past, present and possible future situations.
He is transported by the specters of his own personal history to partake as a mere participant observer in those situations which he ignored at the time of their very happening.
With eyes wide open he begins to realize and appreciate the fact that he was too obsessed with his own accumulation of wealth and ignore his fellow-man.
H.G. Wells wrote “The Time Machine” in 1895. The main character in this story seeks a utopian society in which mankind would have evolved to a greater level of freedom and personal expression. He is greatly disappointed as his time travel to a future era reveals the terrible truth of man’s own undoing.
Keeping the above details in mind is it not possible that jolly old Saint Nick could also employ some method of time travel to complete his early visits to all the children in the world.?
Perhaps Rudolph the reindeer’s red nose is actually a form of time travel portal allowing Santa and his motley crew of flying reindeer to complete the journey in such a short span of time.
This also brings up the more serious consideration: should rest stations be made available to Santa so that he can relieve himself after he has eaten so many cookies and drank many, many glasses of milk and eggnog?
I loaded a Santa tracker application to my tablet last night and followed the man in the red suit via radar for a few hours. He travels the world in a zig zag pattern of fits and starts and arrived in my neck of he woods only forty minutes later than scheduled. He is quite the sight seer.
Anyway once again I wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope that you will forgive Santa if he arrived a little later than usual at your home last night.
The best of the season to everyone! –gc