Another December and I’m coming home, not like I’ve ever done before……
I wrote this song in December of 2009 (I think) and didn’t record it until my record in 2015. Below is a little blurb I wrote about the song in 2014.
The song for me is timeless. Enjoy it here on Youtube.
May your December be filled with LIGHT – inside and out
Reflections on “Be The Light” by Alicia Mathewson (written in 2014)
Growing up on Cape Cod, lighthouses have always been significant. Not until after my mother passed in 2007 though, did I begin to understand how we, as human beings, can be lighthouses. My mother did it without thinking; it was her great gift. She would light herself up from inside and help guide others simply by being who she was.
As a child I was incredibly fortunate. Christmas was always joyful – full of good music, good food, presents and warm company for all to enjoy. My mother was most definitely the center of this energy – that and our faith that came from generations of Irish Catholic women. I still have specific songs that when I hear them at the holidays, it’s like my mom is right next to me. One of those is Joan Baez’s “I wander as I wander.” What a gift that piece of music is to me and the connection it gives me to my memories as a child and of my mother. As a songwriter, this is my hope for the music I create – that, it too, become a connective energy between souls in meaningful and uplifting ways.
When we lose someone, especially someone as center as my mother was, the holidays can sometimes feel empty and painful. At the same time the rituals and passions we shared can comfort us – the decorations, music, connection with others. Even though it may feel painful or like “someone is missing”, we can always connect into our heart knowing that sometimes only when we allow ourselves to truly feel loss, can we also experience deep joy and happiness.
Now, over 7 years since my mom left the planet, I am finally becoming my own lighthouse at the holidays, truly lighting myself from within in service of all who may need guidance or inspiration. This process of creative awareness and becoming is my greatest passion and this time of year with all it’s natural darkness is a magical time to truly BE THE LIGHT. I wrote this song as a message to myself and it’ is my greatest happiness to share with you. May your heart and holiday be lit up from inside this year and may you serve others simply by being.
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