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Anyone who knows me personally knows that I am a huge fan of the Christmas season. I’m the fool you’ve seen wearing Santa hats at the store. I can be heard singing random lyrics to random songs and I begin watching Christmas movies on Black Friday. I blame my parents for this crazy behavior. When I was a kid they created an atmosphere of joy and anticipation which would build slowly until Christmas Eve. It was impossible not to get caught up in it. We knew the festivities had begun because Mom would suddenly want to “Let’s go look at the lights!” go driving around. Christmas music would be played a lot around the house. The advent calendar was opened every morning and the candy was eaten. By the time Christmas Eve arrived and our church service concluded I was ready to blast off like a rocket ship.
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Music is one of my many passions. Music of all kinds. Some music can make the hair on the back of my neck stand up. Move me. Listening to a CD has a calming effect that I don’t think can be described… only felt. Some songs have a way of transporting me to the place I was when I first heard them. (Who doesn’t want to remember the Running Man marathon at my high school dance?) Memories come flooding back. Good memories, mediocre ones… but the problem I was faced with before the song came on vanishes; at least for a little while.
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