Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Everything Old Is New

It's nowhere near the Christmas season at the moment, but during a bout of thinking about our perspectives today, this memory came to mind...

The radio played softly as Becky and I headed down the interstate with Charlotte and Nathaniel in the back seat. Christmas was coming and this trip was our dive into the midst of the season. Thanks to the magic of XM radio, we were listening to delightful classic music of the holidays. Not once did we hear Jingle Bell Rock!

One of the famous songstresses of yesteryear came over the airwaves with a soothingly calm melody that each of us recognized in our own way. “Christmastime is here,” she crooned, “Happiness and cheer…Fun for all that children call their favorite time of year.”
From the back seat, Charlotte spoke with a hint of disdain in her voice. “Oh…she got that from Peanuts!”

Perspective. Everything depends on where you’re sitting in life.