Monday, August 24, 2009

Season's Greetings To You

I dropped into my local Goodwill store to shop for a few things. I didn't have any luck finding the items on my list, but when I was leaving I saw a sign indicating they were having a 50% off sale on all their CDs; I had to stop and look. The regular price is only $3, so they were practically giving them away for $1.50!

As I reached the bins at the front of the store, I saw a man walking away from the area with a dozen jewel cases in his hand. I don't know if he took all the good music or if he had different tastes than me, because I thought there were mighty slim pickings. I found a Wilco CD and a Christmas recording that looked like it might be worth taking a chance on.

I made my purchase, left the store, and got into my car. I needed to check my new music to make sure it wasn't scratched and played properly, so I popped a disc into the CD player and turned the volume up. As the sounds of "O Christmas Tree" surrounded me, I realized not many people listen to Christmas music in August. However, it sounded pretty refreshing. I'm usually tired of carols by New Year's Eve; today they sounded fresh and new.

Before I knew it I was singing along in the car...

Hark the herald angels sing
"Glory to the newborn King!

I'm glad the car windows were rolled up. Not everyone might feel the way I did about my music.


  1. I don't let my husband start them before December 1st.

  2. I did this back in October of 07 when I was on my way to my Social Work licensing exam. I wanted to play something that would distract me on the way to the exam.

  3. That reminds me that all too soon we will be forced to listen to it and be heartily sick of christmas by the time it arrives.. hopefully by then I will be in my new location Edge of the Island...

  4. Christmas music just about any time of the year makes me happy.