Icarus’ Lullaby resonates with the contrary emotions that Christmas evokes – a shroud of melancholy and nostalgia that envelops the expectations placed on us: that Christmas equals happy moments, time with loved ones. You see other people playing that game very well. You wonder if maybe there’s something wrong with yourself. But it is at this time, when you are free from work and all the usual routines, that you think most about your life, what you’re doing, what’s right and wrong with your life. Christmas is when people yearn more than ever for a better life, a better world.
Like Icarus we might be labelled as arrogant for wanting something different, or we might be misunderstood. Does it really matter how others label you if you have found your way home?