(Reprised from a 2009 post - the way we were in 1999):
Have yourself a Merry Little Christmas now.
Through the years we all will be together
If the fates allow...
But the fates do not allow. Our time together is too fleeting, gone in the wink of an eye. Like the ghostly watchers in Grover's Corners, we have an eternity to mull the regrets of moments unappreciated until too late.
On this Christmas and in the New Year, resolve not to let that happen.