All I got for Christmas was this holiday album called…
A couple of months ago my friend Ford Heacock with Firebreath Media asked me to be a part of this fun ‘lil holiday project he was putting together. The result is 10 eclectic and colorful Christmas songs by many talented artists (read more about them here!) – all yours for FREE!! But if you would like to give, all the proceeds will be donated to the Nashville Rescue Mission.
“I’ll be Home for Christmas” – I’ve always loved this song. Something about the easy-flowing melody, the nostalgic lyric and the deep emotional content captured my heart from the start. Naturally, when I sat down with my guitar to play through the tune a few weeks ago, it poured out like it’s always been in there, waiting for its moment.
Mine has got to be the Hippie costume I wore in 5th grade, replete with seed beads, head scarf, rag purse and the tie skirt my Mom handmade when she was in her twenties. Although the costume was, in my opinion, fabulous, that’s not the only reason it means so much to me. My fun disguise reveals a poignant time of transition in my life: from girlhood to womanhood, the beginning of restlessness, longing and exciting discovery. I ached to be an adult without knowing what that really meant, of course.
As with most adolescence, signs of my transition came in the form of many a frustrating remark to my parents. I remember changing into my costume at school before my Mom picked me up to take me to the ALL IMPORTANT CAN NOT MISS THIS EVERYONE IS GOING TO BE THERE Halloween Party. The not-so-logical part of my attitude was that I was embarrassed to be seen at school wearing a Halloween costume on (gasp!) Halloween of all days!! Oh travesty!