yep, you guessed it, christmas. and so what?
don't tell eric but only a day after i shook my head is disapproval, eyes wide in amazement and agreeing with him that "you got to be kidding me, a radio station was playing christmas tunes already?!?," i secretly made a mental note of the station and sang along to my holiday faves on the way to the gym.
i started thinking about this secret of mine and why i felt at times that christmas after halloween just wasn't right, but give me a couple of days and it is. after all, october 1 rolls around and i'm ready for pumpkin everything - beer, doughnuts, bread. the morning after halloween (after i contemplate next year's costume) i head to the stores for eggnog and brandy. and after thanksgiving dinner, i want a tree up, then and there. then i realized that i shouldn't feel guilty about those things. or imagining what boston will look like covered in snow with lights sprinkled throughout the common. it's the decorations in cvs, the gift packages pre-wrapped in stores that you can grab for an easy buy and the commercials that remind you "ONLY XX DAYS LEFT" that i mind. it's the whole consumer aspect of it.
i love the way the holidays make me feel.
i love the lights, the fires, smell of cookies, a tree, the eggnog and especially...i especially love the music. a close second to that though is the way that people shuffle around, whether they realize it or not, with a half-smile on their face. there's something about the season. i just can't get enough of it. and what's wrong with that? the music, the spirit, the love, just don't last as long as they should. if everyday should be christmas (or so we say on dec. 25), and if it's for all the right reasons, then shouldn't nat king cole be mixed in with a little madonna - even if it is july?