Promises to Keep
Christmas Eve and Other Stories (1996)
And if this kindness
We feel is just pretending
If we pretend long enough
Never giving up
It just might be who we are
Yet another track from the first TSO album. There is a magic and a hope in each of the stories, but there is also a bit of darkness. As sweet and as precious as the voices that sing this song are, the lyric also speaks of the real truth of hope and dreams.
Are our dreams just a manifestation of the lives we already live? Are we just pretending to be kind because it’s Christmas? Are we more noble, more kind, more giving, more charitable because it’s Christmas? And even so… so what? Maybe the kindness and charity will rub off and make us all a bit better in the rest of our lives and for the rest of the year.
Do we only now see the kindness that is always there because we are looking for it now at this time of year more than any other time?
Christmas promises that the world is about to reset at turning of the year. Maybe it’s just the time for us to balance the scales of the things that we’ve done through the year. Or maybe Christmas really is magical. Does it matter?
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