I’m Working With Very Little, I’m Playing Second Fiddle

Merry Christmas, Macketeers!

So today would be the day much of the western world gets together to celebrate birth and renewal (well, except for the whole New Years Eve thing, which is also a big renewal ritual), love and family, giving and forgiveness. We all try our very best to be more understanding, more loving, more accepting than we generally manage throughout the year. Heck, I’ll even listen to Coldplay on days like these.

I don’t really have a Christmas message for you. I guess if I had to say what Christmas means to me, I’d say it means putting all of my fear and disappointment on hold for a week or two and absorbing the general well-wishing that comes from this time of year. I use it as a form of nervous system reset, where I get myself ready to face the new year and whatever challenges it presents with a clear head, at least for a while. With that in mind, I suppose my message for people at Christmas is to slow down and actually listen to yourself and to the people around you. You can do worse than to reconsider a few of your preconceived notions and use the holidays to set the score board back to zero, so you can deal with people and their issues a little more phlegmatically.

I suppose the song Breathe by Etcetera Thesis kind of sums it up for me:

BREATHE
lyrics: L. Mc | | music: L.Mc/D. Bedard/D.Rose

VERSE 1:
Loud
Too Loud
You can’t hear over it
Hard
So hard
Need to cut through it
Wait
Can’t wait
And just can’t sit through it
High
And wide
There has to be a way to get round
To the truth in the sound
You look as if you have drown
And your shell has just run aground.

CHORUS:
A new solution has to be found
What you need is all around
Just take it in
Just take it in
Just take it in
And
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe
Breathe.

VERSE 2:
Proud
Too proud
Just can’t tell you anything
Stand
So grand
You’re ready to do something
Luck
Good luck
You’ve bet nearly everything
Shake
And quake
At the thought that you may lose it all
If you should begin to fall
And you don’t know who to call
When your back is against the wall.

CHORUS; INSTRUMENTAL

VERSE 3:
Love
Real love
ahhh ahhh…
Free
So free
ahhh ahhh…
Truth
Hard truth
ahhh ahhh…
Faith
Have faith
ahhh ahhh…

CHORUS; OUTRO

© 1997, 1998 Lee Edward McIlmoyle
Etcetera Thesis Music
from the album And Sew Fourth

So take it easy out there. Remember to just take it in and let it out, like breathing. Nothing is so dire or so awful that we can’t eventually see our way around it. My own problems are overwhelming, but at this time, what I have to do is kind of put it all in perspective and deal with the issues as they come, rather than trying to fend them all off from a safe distance. And remember, the new year is coming. Time to settle old business and clear the decks for the new season cycle.

Season’s Greetings.

Eddie.

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