Santa Soaked - A Story for All Ages is a much-needed turn in a tale that's largely unchanged for over a century. Today, Santa’s home at the North Pole is melting along with the rest of the Arctic. His story must adapt or it will become outdated or worse - a climate-denial myth.
Is this a break from the past? It's our present Santa that's gotten off track. Now, his bright and sunny presence casts a deep shadow. He’s become the Patron Saint of Consumerism, introducing kids to unsustainable beliefs and behaviors harming their future. This interfaith and inclusive revision is a return to roots. He’s restored to his traditional role as Patron Saint of Children.
The story of Santa’s life after the North Pole, an urgent call for youth empowerment, offers a fresh start for us all. For many grown-ups, the world of hope and possibility we grew up with seems distant. Now, we only hope that our worst fears for ourselves and our children aren’t realized as our abuse of nature threatens to shatter civilization. How to regain the joyful spirit from when we were young enough to believe in Santa?
Telling Santa’s timely tale of his spiritual rude awakening brings young and old together for a crucial conversation that is long overdue. By gathering to share our growing awareness, we can accept the challenges and get into action. That's how we find the way forward together. That's how we get back to a better tomorrow.
- Carl Lindemann