This practically summarizes my daily wish about this time of the year. By November, I hear myself asking if I had signed up for the kind of frenzy I get entangled in, and 2011 is no special case. Then my hand reaches out for the iPod click wheel to search for my favorite Christmas playlist, and my fingers find a particular track.
While I still enjoy a good old traditional carol, I admit finding solace in many contemporary Christmas tunes that mirror more closely how the holidays are celebrated these days. One in particular, Amy Grant’s I NEED A SILENT NIGHT, resonates with my disposition right now.
All right–we’re not even in the season of Advent yet; but heck, they’ve put up the Christmas tree in our office already. So I can’t say this song isn’t fitting. Let’s sing then…
I can’t help the beat my heart skips or the knot in my throat. I can’t be without the comfort of your hand playing with my hair. I don’t think I could be without this. My mornings would no longer start off with a smile and a kiss, music would no longer be my escape, and nights would be lonely and silent.