I can't resist posting this song even here, Vaclav Nektar's "Pulnocni." This new Czech hit from Vaclav Neckar is for this holiday season. (An icon from Czech history and film, he suffered a stroke not too long ago.) The song talks of hope and comfort in times of fear of the unknown. (In a sense I think it also faces the ultimate unknown, death.) This is not to be morbid but it is a reference to our common end and to me feels somehow reassuring. With my fathers-in-law passing along with that of Vaclav Havel's and being in the presence of dying folks at hospitals, I feel this song now on many levels.