bears repeating

bears repeating

i was bored and read all my LJ entries from 2004. took 45 minutes. anyway, i found this gem, and i thought it was appropriate for the season:
from James Lileks’ Backfence column in the Star Tribune, referring to Charlie Brown Christmas music:
What makes the music last long after you’re grown is something you sensed when you were a kid, a wistful tone that almost makes you sad to say goodbye to the Christmas not yet come. As an adult, you hear the sadness between the notes, the sense of loss for the Christmases of childhood. But the notes themselves are cheerful and offhandedly wise. As a kid you leaned forward into that mood; as an adult you look back to find it. And you meet right there, in the opening notes of each song.

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