There's Nothing Wrong With a Small, Good Thing


Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas. . .is the greatest Christmas song? I remember seeing it performed by a choral group at Storrs Congregational Church when I was a student at Uconn, and quite frankly, it blew me away. The melody to the song reaches deep into the heart- it is wistful, hopeful, and melancholy in equal parts. It acknowledges the importance of community while simultaneously recognizing that life is short, and that we're often not in control of how and when it happens: "through the years we'll always be together/ if the fates allow". So have yourself a merry little Christmas- no need for anything "big". As the short story writer Raymond Carver once put it, there's nothing wrong with a small, good thing. Happy holidays.


PS: here is a fun song to listen to as you roll back home after Christmas:


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