This time of year always calls to mind Joni Mitchell’s song “River” for me.
The craziness of the holiday madness with the expectations and commitments foisted upon all of us can be overwhelming. So far, I'm being good this year, and trying to keep the insanity to a minimum….
“It’s comin' on Christmas
They’re cuttin’ down trees
They’re puttin’ up reindeer
And singin’ songs of joy and peace
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on…
But it don’t snow here, y’ know--
It stays pretty green;
I’m gonna' make a lot o' money
Then I’m gonna' quit this crazy scene...
Oh I wish I had a river I could skate away on...
I wish I had a river so long
I would teach my feet to fly...
I wish I had a river I could skate away on…”
“Give your stress wings and let it fly away” (-Carin Hartness)