A Long December

by Cara on December 31, 2008

in personal and self-promotion, pop culture, random

By now you all undoubtedly know that I’m a Beatles fanatic. Well, I do listen to other music (sometimes), and this is one of my other favorite bands. I love them. Have for many years. And I have always loved this song from the first moment I heard it. Especially right now, at this time of year.

And yet sometimes, the impossible happens. And a song you have always related to without fail suddenly hits you in a new and more profound way. So looking back at my year, especially the past few months, I relate to it much, much more than I ever have.

I can’t remember the last thing that you said as you were leaving / If you think that I could be forgiven . . . / The smell of hospitals and winter

I guess the winter makes you laugh a little slower, makes you talk a little lower, about the things you could not show her.

Yes, it has been a very, very long December. And indeed, maybe this year will be better than the last. We can only hope.

Happy New Year, everyone.


1 Jeff Dieterle December 31, 2008 at 11:17 am

Thanks for the reminder. I never, ever remember that song during the appropriate part of the year.

Best in the new year to you and yours.

2 yazikus December 31, 2008 at 11:22 am

It’s good to remember too- the days are getting longer.. I don’t know if that has an effect where you live, but sometimes it is just so dark during the winter, and knowing that each day we now get a little more sunlight.. well.. it can help with the other things.
Also- there is reason to believe that this year will be better than the last.

3 Judith December 31, 2008 at 4:31 pm

I’ll keep you in my thoughts, Cara. And incidentally, that’s one of my all-time favourite songs.

4 Becky January 1, 2009 at 5:20 pm

*hugs Cara*

Counting Crows are one of my all time favourite bands too. A Long December is such a lovely song.

5 Elizabeth January 1, 2009 at 8:20 pm

Yeah, I love that one. My long December was three years ago, and January still surprises me. Made it through another one… I’m thinking of you now and I hope you know you’re not alone in your grief or your return to the fire.
Best wishes for a year of strength and growth.

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