christmas trees (& a december mix)
as i followed that guy in the above photo, carrying his christmas tree home with his daughter, i thought about my family’s annual trip to the christmas tree farm. i will always remember one year, when we found a nice big tree after much deliberation. my dad secured it to the top of our station wagon and we went to get hot chocolate. on our way home and while driving down the highway, we heard a sudden SNAP! and a WOOSH! and we looked out the back window and our perfect tree was flying through the air, landing in the center lane.
i guess that one of the hooks on the bungee cord tying the tree to our roof had broken. but the hook remained attached to the roof. and to this day, when my parents decorate our family tree, that hook takes its place among the other ornaments. and we get a good laugh about it (it took my father a few years, but he laughs with us now).
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a friend sent me a link to this article: “why i adore the night.” really good to read in my effort to embrace the winter darkness.
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and finally, i made a new mix! especially for those chilly december evenings. listen to it HERE.
+ christmas tv (slow club)
+ river (akron/family)
+ cool yourself (thao with the get down stay down)
+ the fox in the snow (belle & sebastien)
+ i can see the pines are dancing (a. a. bondy)
+ let’s go surfing (the drums)
+ winter winds (mumford + sons)
+ white christmas (the drifters)
+ the blizzard (camera obscura)
cheers and happy listening.