If this quote sounds familiar, you may have sung it before or heard it on the radio. It’s part of the lyrics to the holiday classic, “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas,” originally written by Hugh Martin and Ralph Blaine.
These lines are about people we care about not being with us and us missing their absence. Sometimes it’s a temporary absence. Maybe they traveled and wont be back for a while. Maybe they live in a different country or city. Or maybe they’re quarantined/social distancing. But other times, when someone’s passed on, it’s an absence that’s more indefinite. Which ever the case, we can only take things one day at a time. Meanwhile, at the back of our mind, we should remember that no one is fully absent while they’re still present in our hearts and minds. Moreover, it’s only a matter of time until we can physically be together again.