I haven’t posted in a long time. Its like I haven’t had too much to say plus I’ve been busy with Christmas.
But I have been thinking about one of my new old favorite Christmas songs. It’s John Lennon’s “So This Is Christmas”. For so many years, I.COULD.NOT.STAND.THAT.SONG. But a few years ago, I was watching a Christmas special on TV and some lady sang it and I could finally understand all the words.
I found the words to be beautiful. Maybe I don’t have the meaning just right but when he sings “another year ovah, a new one just begun”, I used to feel sad but not anymore.
Wait a second… I just googled the lyrics and the subtitle is “The War Is Over”. OK, so the song isn’t about all I thought it was. But the lyrics are still beautiful. Maybe when he wrote it, it was about war, but when I hear it I think about the hope of a new year. And maybe we should examine the year that just past, but we should look forward to the new year with a renewed sense of hope.
“A very merry Christmas
And a happy New Year
Let’s hope it’s a good one
Without any fear”