This week I received an update from one of my favorite bands, Over the Rhine. Linford, one of the founding members and husband of the lead singer Karen, always writes these beautiful notes about where they are in life. Here’s what he said in this letter:

I know of no better time of year to convene in warmly lit rooms for real music. There’s something about bundling in out of the cold and the dark of these late Fall evenings, and gathering together with friends and strangers alike for the simple grace of a song sung from the heart.

What a beautiful idea, and one I hope to participate in by attending a few shows this December. I hope you can do the same. . . take off your scarf, warm up your fingers, drink a little wine, and relax with some good music.