Tuesday, January 17, 2012
A Little Melancholy
This Christmas was not the same as the one before. Our Christmas photos lack 2 loved ones lost this past year. A dear friend and my brother in law, both gone. Each Christmas is like a little time capsule for me. I look at the photos and I remember what life was like then, in that moment. We measure time by Christmases. We say, "that was Austin's first Christmas" or "that was the last Christmas with Dad". The people and pets that surrounded me, the home where I lived, all become part of that memory, that space in time.
I don't know what the year ahead holds. Sadness, for sure, for life can't always be sunny. But good surprises too. Some small, and maybe a few big ones thrown in too.
This I know. It will be different. For good or for bad, it will not be the same as it is now. It can't be.
"Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow, until then we'll just have to muddle through somehow" advises the lyrics from Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas. Always seemed like such a sad song of resignation. I propose we do more than just "muddle through". Let's take a moment to reflect on the Year that was, even with a bit of nostaglia and then start making the happy memories we will cherish this time next year.
Hey, it just stopped raining. I think I see a few rays of sun......