I just want to share one song with you today. It’s a song I have loved for many, many years. It’s a song that almost never gets played in this country. Which is a shame, and so I want to share it with your today. It is ‘Merry Christmas Darling’ by The Carpenters.
I know, I know, I should be feeling bucket-loads of shame for admitting to loving this song. Well, guess what? I’m going to admit to loving The Carpenters, period. I love them! Karen’s voice is—without question—the most beautiful I have ever heard. I could listen to her all day long and not get bored. She had so much talent. I feel sad whenever I stop to think about her life and illness. I wish she had been able to love herself as much as others lover her.
In this video, she is clearly very ill. So thin. Her eyes don’t have their usual sparkle. I’m not sure exactly when it was filmed, but it must have been late 70s/early 80s.