Stories connect us;
the tales that we tell
try to fill the unfillable
of a deep human well,
but sometimes words falter,
they’re easily spent,
and we must turn to music
to say what is meant.
Whatever your stories, dear reader, whatever your traditions,
may they bring you peace and comfort.
Whether you soar with Beethoven’s Ninth
or (like me) warble along with ancient Robert Shaw records,
may there be the wonder of music for you.