Where the Night meets the Day

Is there a Culture of complaining? Is it a way to start a conversation. But the walls have ears. Little feet, immature problem solvers and inexperienced hope finders.

Recently two girls committed suicide at the same school. In my mind the idea pops up of in how much the negativity that exists in communities, families and friendships can be contributing to making and end to a young life.
I am not saying don’t bring up the problems- more don’t only bring up the problems. Becoming fit for life means exercising your muscles until you’ve done your pushups to make you stronger to withstands bigger storms than the one you are facing right now, learning and looking ahead with a knowing that this too shall pass: what should I be learning from this experience. And how can I become a beacon showing others the light to the road ahead.
And most of all remember the ears and little feet who are paying attention to your life and how you find the darkness is being met by the light. Let there be a balance and an opportunity to journey together.

Xxx
Marthie
Ps I recently cowrote this song with Bill White and I asked him about the story behind it. In his own words…
“the idea came from my four year old daughter who, in suffering holiday deprivation during the covid 19 lockdown, announded after a diisappointing halloween, that she didnt want to wait two months for christmas. she wanted to celebrate it now. i told her it wasnt chrismas yet, that she would have to wait…and she said then let’s pretend its christmas…and so we did. and i thought that no matter how bad things might be, there is nothing stopping us from treating every day like christmas….especially if it will make the children happy.

i was thinking how the song have yourself a merry little christmas expressed the difficulty of triumphing over holiday gloom during world war 2..and wanted to write something similar to express hope during the pandemic of 2020.

i did my best but wish i could have written a line a memorable as these……. Someday soon we all will be together If the fates allow
Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow.”
🎵Let’s pretend it is Christmas
(Click the link below to listen to the song)

Verse 1 We didn’t have much of a summer
No Saturdays in the park
No Sundays in the sand
The waves are still breaking
But there is nothing for the taking
And the plague is still blowing
Across the land
Across the land

Chorus 1: But take out the tinsel and trim the tree
Sing all the songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

Verse 2: As the crisp air of autumn arrives
There are no children singing
With playmates in the street
But with our families
Love and hope cascades through salty breeze
To remind us once again
That life is sweet
That life is sweet

Chorus 2: So take out the tinsel and trim the tree
Sing all the songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

Verse 3: Hang a star on the top of the tree
Let’s fill the air with a song
Thankful for those we love
Let’s raise up the brave mistletoe
And we’ll kiss in the silence below
And listen for
sleigh bells above
sleigh bells above

Chorus 3: colored lights shine in the trim of the tree
As we sing songs of holiday glee
Mama and papa and baby makes three
Let’s not be listless
Let’s pretend it is Christmas

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