A 365 to 40 Holiday, Day 13: I Looked To The Sky With Excited Eyes
It took me years to discover who actually sang this song. I would hear it on the radio and be mesmerized by it. Since it wasn't a hugely popular artist, it was always over shadowed by bigger names, with much less beautiful tunes. The imagery in this song is just stunning; "they said there'd be snow at Christmas", as if, somehow, they lied. Particularly when you get to the ending line: "The Christmas we get we deserve." Almost ominous, Scrooge-like.
But you could, and I do, interpret that somewhat like what the Beatles were saying when they said, "the love you take is equal to the love you make". And it's true. We make our own Christmas. We can rush around, and complain, and be disappointed, or we can count the blessings we have. Our family, our friends, a winter's light, and a distant choir. The peal of a bell and that Christmas tree smell.
So, slow down. Find a blessing today. Linger on it for a while.
I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake