Friday, December 12, 2014

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

I always loved this song primarily because of the film for which it was written - Meet Me In St. Louis with Judy Garland. This year, the song feels a little sadder for me, but I also love the song because it's basically saying "don't worry, hang in there, things will get better." And who doesn't need to hear that when they're a bit down?

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Let your heart be light
From now on,
our troubles will be out of sight 

Have yourself a merry little Christmas,
Make the Yule-tide gay,
From now on,
our troubles will be miles away.

Here we are as in olden days,
Happy golden days of yore.
Faithful friends who are dear to us
Gather near to us once more.

Through the years
We all will be together,
If the Fates allow
Hang a shining star upon the highest bough.
And have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

(c) Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" 1944

It's so easy to imagine all the ways in which you can be disappointed in life. Instead, I choose to imagine - no, envision - all the ways in which I know things will work out and be great. Sometimes I have a feeling about things that seeps into every part of my body and just stays with me. And I have a feeling that 2015 will be a good year.

1 comment:

  1. So, I exchange with you my favorite Christmas song...
    ... with the hope that 2015 will be not only a good year, but a GREAT year.


Help me feel less alone.