George Michael died. I didn’t want to believe it at first and I waited until more than just one news outlet announced it before I set free my own words at Twitter. Later I looked through my digital musical catalog, remembering the Wham! songs and his solo songs. Then I tapped play on a song I hadn’t heard in a long time and it was the one that almost made me cry. Such a melancholy song and for some reason I remembered the words. I must have listened to it over and over but I don’t remember when, only that I did…

I’d say love was a magical thing
I’d say love would keep us from pain
Had I been there, had I been there

I would promise you all of my life
But to lose you would cut like a knife
So I don’t dare, no I don’t dare

‘Cause I’ve never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
And I’m so scared, I’m so scared

Take me back in time maybe I can forget
Turn a different corner and we never would have met
Would you care

I don’t understand it, for you it’s a breeze
Little by little you’ve brought me to my knees
Don’t you care

No I’ve never come close in all of these years
You are the only one to stop my tears
I’m so scared of this love

And if all that there is is this fear of being used
I should go back to being lonely and confused
If I could, I would, I swear

It’s simple and it’s beautiful to me. His voice and his lyrics always touched me. Some of my favorite all-time songs are Wham!/George Michael songs. Right now this one is the one that sticks with me. I’m sure in the coming days I will revisit “Kissing a Fool” and “Faith” and “Careless Whisper” but “A Different Corner” is the one whispering in my head…

HOLIDAY stuff
Merry Christmas!

We had our quarterly luncheon on Wednesday then the holiday breakfast at the high school on Thursday. The luncheon was winter themed as opposed to holiday themed and I missed a little the holiday touches but understand why we dialed it down. The holiday breakfast at the high school is always one of my favorite things this time of year. The FFA students always do such a great job with it. This year, they had on their FFA jackets and just looked so sharp and put together. I thought it was the cutest thing ever! The food was great, OF COURSE. How can a simple breakfast taste so good? The bacon, THE BACON!

delicious breakfast

Christmas Eve day the hubby worked so I watched a bunch of movies– While You Were Sleeping (if Die Hard is a Christmas movie then so is WYWS!), Sleepless in Seattle, Inception, Galaxy Quest. All favorites of mine for one reason or another.

Christmas Day I had been set to cook but lo, Sand Creek Pub was open for business and we ended up there for drinks, lunch, and football/basketball watching! We were there for almost two hours before other people came for drinks and food. I’m glad they were open and I hope that it was worth it for them. 🙂

WRITING

“Because it’s Christmas” – I don’t know why I try but I started writing a Christmas themed story. I didn’t finish it because I couldn’t figure out why the two characters had a conflict. Maybe next Christmas I’ll figure it out. We shall see…

“What Now” – I’m a bit stalled on this story. I feel like I’ll be working on this one for awhile. But I don’t mind. I just need to figure out how long I want this story to be…

LAST BABBLE
Even though it seems like there has been a lot of celebrity deaths, I’m not going to write off 2016 like so many people seem to want to do. Are they all saying that NOTHING positive and wonderful happened in their lives in the whole of the year? Are their own lives so small and meaningless that when a celebrity dies it’s the end of the world? Now that’s just not the way to live.

I’m not saying that I do not mourn these deaths. I’m not saying that there isn’t a part of me that wails at the light of life that was extinguished. I do mourn and I do cry but that doesn’t mean the whole year needs to go away. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t enjoy a lot of it because I did. People die every day. And with their deaths, we should look upon our world with more clarity and appreciation and LOVE. So mourn and cry, listen to the songs of musicians who have passed or watch the movies or shows they did. And while you’re doing that, appreciate the fact that they lived and shared their art and their passion, that they are part of your memories in whatever way they are. Then go on and live, find the people who make you laugh and cry and think. Make more memories with that laughter and love…

One more week of 2016…

If you want to watch the official video for “A Different Corner”, here it is. The video is kinda cheesy but apparently so were we back in the day. It’s a beautiful song and one that moves in a quiet way…