1. “December Baby”–Ingrid Michaelson
2. “Snowin’ on Raton”–Townes Van Zandt
3. “Mid-December Blues”–Samuel James
4. “Snowflake”–Amy LaVere
5. “Get Me Through December”–Alison Krauss
6. “Winter”–Tori Amos
7. “Winter’s Song”–Cowboy Junkies
8. “Christmas Song”–Dave Matthews Band
9. “Christmas in Paradise”–Mary Gauthier
10. “White Christmas”–Otis Redding
11. “New Year’s Resolution”–Otis Redding and & Carla Thomas
12. “Happy New Year”–Lightnin’ Hopkins
13. “Like New Year’s Day”–Sara Watkins
14. “Winter’s Come and Gone”–Gillian Welch
More than Numbers on a Clock
March has rolled around again. Some consider it foreshadowing for spring (there’s that old saying about lions and lambs). Others look forward to St. Patrick’s Day with all its green beer glory. March means another birthday for me. I’ve never put much thought into birthdays, but there have been a few happenings of late that have me thinking about the passage of time.
How do we mark the passage of time? Is it marked by the number of drinks and smokes we put down in one sitting (I’ve put in some time tonight)? Is it marked by how much effort we put into planning? Is it marked by how long we wait for just the right moment to occur before we act? Is it marked by journal entries and social media posts? Is time marked by what we gain in life or by what we lose (maybe both)?
I’ve got a birthday coming up, and recent events have me thinking about time. This month I’m going look into the idea of time and try to gain a little perspective on the topic. I’d like to hear what you think about time and how we mark its passing.
Toward the train station.