The Grinch's Mistake
You see, the Grinch's mistake was that he did his deed to every Who, the tall and the small. For you see, they did suffer and were shocked and dismayed, but they were all dismayed together. If he'd had the foresight to see that this would unify the Who's, give them a common experience and open a space and an opportunity for all of them to have Christmas come in without all the packages, boxes and bags, then he might have recognized that division would have been the way to stop Christmas from coming. If he'd only played his dirty trick on half of the Who's, or even, left the Christmas googahs of half of the Who's with the other half, creating a haves-and-have-nots situation, then he'd have sown the seeds of division and discord and might have created the kind of doubt and fear that keeps people from feeling that Christmas is here.
But, the Grinch's idea, his wonderful, awful idea was whole and complete; and, he carried it out; he carried it through from beginning to end: he reached a real, tangible completion. This completion was the invitation for that moment when he stood, feet cold in the snow, puzzling and puzzling til his puzzler was sore to become something else, to become a real and genuine understanding that Christmas does mean just a little bit more. From the wholeness of conception to the completion of execution the unity and perfection buried, like a mustard seed, deep inside that dastardly and despicable act was what transformed it and the Who's and he, himself, the Grinch.
My wishes for you all is that what you begin in this year you may bring to completion.