Someday soon we all will be together
If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll muddle through somehow.*
*Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (lyrics by Hugh Martin & Ralph Blane, 1944)
I recommend the article Have Yourself a Merry Little 2017 by Bruce Handy in the New York Times. Handy reflects on the meaning and relevance of the holiday song “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” made popular in 1944 when Judy Garland sang it with altered lyrics in the movie “Meet Me in Saint Louis.” I wondered why the song circled in my head this year with unusual persistence. Until I read Handy’s article, I hadn’t remembered the original lyrics or significance.
Thank you for reading my posts in 2016 and strengthening our connection with comments and reflections. What a precious gift you give.
May everyone on this Earth have a Blessed and Peaceful 2017