As we approach the season of holiday joy, I can’t help but think about those who are suffering, struggling to survive, for any number of personal challenges.blue 2

I have had seasons like that. I remember.

These can be some of the darkest moments, and it’s okay to be sad.

Another kind of Christmas song. Joni Mitchell. From the album “Blue”.

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16 Responses to River

  1. writerinsoul says:

    Of course Joni’s is the one. Robert Downey Jr did it justice on an old Ally McNeal episode too. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbiutiptei0

  2. Beautifully said – thank you for sharing 🙂

  3. Oh, sometimes I wish I had a river to skate away on too.

    • Me, too. I’ve had some tough holidays over the years. So many unrealistic expectations, I’ve pretty much never met anyone living the Hallmark image, but it’s always been something out there, torturing those of us who think we’re missing something special.

      • Torture is a good word for how it tugs on those special spots inside, that some call ‘heartstrings.’
        I love Joni’s music. My son sent a recent interview of her in her home, about an hour long. I had to watch the entire thing. She is still beautiful, and my son says ‘feisty’. I’d agree…

  4. Reblogged this on vanbytheriver and commented:

    Just a reminder.

  5. The V-Pub says:

    A timely reminder to think and reach out to those in dark places. Thanks, Van!

  6. A reminder appropriate for all the holidays, Van. Empty seats at the table are particularly hard. I love Joni Mitchell, such an emotional voice.

  7. Nurse Kelly says:

    Beautiful, Van. Such an important reminder. Holidays can magnify pain in people’s lives, including mine. Best remedy is always to take the focus off ourselves, and reach out to someone who may be hurting more. That’s what the whole season should really be about. xo

  8. Grandtrines says:

    Reblogged this on Lost Dudeist Astrology.

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