ever since i heard the lower lights sing "i heard the bells on christmas day" it's become one of my most favorite christmas songs. i usually like the more uptempo/secular ones, but there's something so quietly beautiful about the tune and the words are sad, but comforting. turns out, the carol is based on a poem by longfellow and the story behind the writing of it is especially poignant.
anyway, ever since last friday i can't get it out of my head. i feel sad, but i also feel hopeful. i suppose that's how we all eventually keep going in this often disappointing and tragic world we live in.