Don’t stop thinking about tomorrow

So that’s it, that’s the last Sound of Music Through The Square Window.

Unless we have another lockdown.

I hope we don’t, not just because I don’t think I can stomach Julie Andrews for much longer but because I fear the relaxing of rules over Christmas will lead to a pretty dismal start to 2021.

I like to think of myself as always a glass half full kind of woman: upbeat and optimistic. But, realistically, I’m more of a glass half empty because I know I can just top it up with more once I’ve sunk into weary cynicism and passed the halfway mark.

Keep on keeping on. It’s what we have to do. Live for the moment but don’t stop thinking about tomorrow. It’ll soon be here. Not just the end of the second lockdown but that day when the light at the end of our collective tunnel is so blinding we’ll need to wear shades.

So the last song today was Fleetwood Mac and Don’t Stop.

I took the song title as my cue not to stop. As I said goodbye to The Sound of Music Through The Square Window, I said hello to The Lush Places Village Advent Calendar.

Organised by the vicar, a different window in the village is lighting up, on a Christmas carol theme, at four o’clock each day until 24 December.

The musical call to arms is Prokofiev’s Troika, known to many as Sleigh Ride, which I’m playing from my window overlooking the village square, before launching into the Christmas Carol of the day.

Today’s carol was The Angel Gabriel From Heaven Came, sung beautifully by Barbara Dickson and depicted in the window by (rather appropriately), Mr and Mrs Prayer.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas.

Season’s greetings.

Love, Maddie x

Author: Maddie Grigg

Maddie Grigg is the pen name of former local newspaper editor Margery Hookings. Expect reflections on rural life, community, landscape, underdogs, heritage and folklore. And fun.

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