“The snow turned into rain….”
Yup, I feature this every year, because I love it as a song and because thematically it really does capture something of a “dark side” to Christmas. There is always a sense of, “Is this the way my life should have gone? Have I ended up where I should have?” as we near the end of another year, and amidst the hustle and bustle of the Christmas season there are always the moments when I find myself thinking of roads not taken, paths not followed in a yellow wood (even if the passing there had worn them really about the same), and the people who loomed large in my life for a time but who are now gone, in one way or another.
It hits harder this year, for obvious reasons…and it’s looking very much like we won’t be having a white Christmas. The snow is, alas, turning into rain.
Here is Dan Fogelberg and “Same Old Lang Syne”.