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Sunday, December 25, 2005

Same Old Lang Syne

This Christmas feels more like Thanksgiving as I have much to be thankful for. I closed on a house this week and am very excited. This year has been very tumultuous. I have lost loved ones, have witnessed births, deaths, weddings, and many other of lives wondrous milestones. I moved on to a new position at a new firm. There are many reasons I am so thankful for the wonderful people in my life and the wonderful things that have happened.

I hustled and bustled Christmas shopping, but I never forgot all the loved ones before me that would not be here to spend this Christmas holiday. They taught me so much. They gave me so many precious gifts. Understanding, wisdom, patience, values, forgiveness. Gifts you can't put a bow around. It made me a little sad, but happy at the same time to remember them and all the Christmases of past that we spent together.

Life is so precious and wonderful. I complain about petty things like crowded trains and cold weather, but I never forget to embrace the precious moments shared with friends and family. And sometimes I forget why I am buying presents for Cousin Millie and sending cards to Aunt Dorothy. We do all theses things to connect with our past, pass on our traditions, and thank all our loved ones for the support, and laughs from the year and years prior.  I hope I make them proud through the decisions I will make everyday and the lives I will touch along the way.  This Christmas more than anything I am thankful for so many things.

Song of the Week:


Same Old Lang Syne

(Dan Fogelberg)

Met my old lover in the grocery store,
The snow was falling Christmas Eve.
I stole behind her in the  frozen foods,
And I touched her on the sleeve.

She didn't recognize the  face at first,
But then her eyes flew open wide.
She went to hug me and she   spilled her purse,
And we laughed until we cried.

We took her groceries to the   checkout stand,
The food was totalled up and   bagged.
We stood there lost in our   embarrassment,
As the conversation dragged.

We went to have ourselves   a drink or two,
But couldn't find an open bar.
We bought a six-pack at   the liquor store,
And we drank it in her car.

We drank a toast to   innocence,
We drank a toast to now.
And tried to reach beyond   the emptiness,
But neither one knew how.

She said she'd married her   an architect,
Who kept her warm and safe   and dry,
She would have liked to say she   loved the man,
But she didn't like to lie.

I said the years had been a   friend to her,
And that her eyes were still   as blue.
But in those eyes I wasn't   sure if I saw,
Doubt or gratitude.

She said she saw me in the   record stores,
And that I must be doing well.
I said the audience was   heavenly,
But the traveling was hell.

We drank a toast to   innocence,
We drank a toast to now.
And tried to reach beyond   the emptiness,
But neither one knew how.
We drank a toast to innocence,
We drank a toast to time.
Reliving in our eloquence,
Another 'auld lang syne'......

The beer was empty and our   tongues were tired,
And running out of things to say.
She gave a kiss to me as I got out,
And I watched her drive away.
Just for a moment I was   back at school,
And felt that old familiar pain .........
And as I turned to make   my way back home,
The snow turned into rain ..............

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There haven't been mails, because I haven't posted. With the move, i haven't had time to get my network up and running. But now I am back online, and will post soon

Posted by: Veronica | Feb 16, 2006 11:14:34 PM

Aww, what a nice entry. Except that I can't stand that Dan Fogelberg song.

How come I'm not on you mailing list anymore? I used to get emails when you updated... but not lately though.

Posted by: Lisa | Jan 1, 2006 1:49:46 PM

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