Sunday, January 01, 2006

Breaking the Ice

The phrase that's stuck in my head over the last couple of months comes from The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe but might apply generally to my 2005:

Always winter, never Christmas.


This past year, while having more than its share of good times, I suppose, was filled with lots of disenchantment for me. "Disenchantment" has even been the theme of several conversations I've had in recent months.

But the nice thing about disenchantment is that it leaves open the possibility of "re-enchantment." Winter gives way to spring, even in The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, and Christmas marks the turning point.

I'm reminded of a song by Counting Crows:

It's been a long December
And there's reason to believe
Maybe this year will be better than the last.


Here's to hope, which springs eternal. May our thaw commence.

3 comments:

Pete Juvinall said...

One of the nicer things, in my opinion, about living in middle latitudes is the shift back to summer that we call spring.

I'm with you, the cold and the dark always seem a little bit less harsh after rounding the solstice bend. In that respect, the darkest night of the year really has a payoff because you know that it's just that much less dark from this point on.

Anonymous said...

As someone who feels as if I've been frozen in a long, hard winter with not even a prospect of spring, I really needed this reminder. Thanks!

damon said...

Narnia and the Crows in the same post...it's going to be a great day....