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along december / came

it kind of snuck up on me, in the sense that i didn't realize that tomorrow (today), thursday of this week, specifically, was the first day of december. i see some significance in this.

during the early sunday morning portion of my drive i heard the the's this is the day, which i posted about the last time i heard it. it's not in bythos' list, but i love the lyrics:

you've been reading some old letters.
you smile and think how much you've changed.

you could've done anything, if you'd wanted.
and all your friends and family think that you're lucky.
but the side of you they'll never see
is when you're left alone with the memories
that hold your life together like -- glue

(i can't remember all the times i've tried to tell my myself to hold on to these moments as they pass)


it's perfectly fitting that the december artwork in the van gogh calendar is starry night over the rhone. one of my favorite paintings of all time and which i saw in person little more than a year ago. it makes me happy that van gogh painted himself and his lady friend, almost imperceptibly, into the foreground. that man feels deeply.






it's the first of december.

this is the day your life will surely change.
this is the day when things fall into place.
there's reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last.

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