Music, Love, Sex & Sorrow

I had a shitty morning. Like really shitty. Yes, yes, I know … define shitty, right? I mean it’s not like there was a massive earthquake and I got sucked down a crevasse that I’ll never emerge from. SIDEBAR, even if I did, I kinda believe in Superman so I’m sure he’d just fly backwards around the world a few times, reverse time, and pull me out so really, that wouldn’t have been so bad.

My kind of shitty usually stems from my own silly self. Meaning I get caught up in a negative-thought spiral and before I know it, I’m stuck. BUT. Insert music … insert songs with lyrics that remind you not only is it OK to be pissed off at yourself, but, that you’re not alone … not ever. And, sometimes, the right song can hit you harder than cupids bow and BAM you catch yourself singing (or screaming in my case) insanely loud and again, BAM, you feel better.

YES! I have a playlist for sex. Doesn’t everyone?

I have playlists for running, for writing, for driving … and I have favorite stations for house cleaning, for cooking, for entertaining, for sex … true. Just ask my favorite man. Well, I mean you can ask, he might not share with you, but you can ask him. Truth be known, when we first started this amazing thing we have, he would send me links to songs all the time. Some profoundly sweet, like knock-me-off-my-feet sweet, others, well, others so intensely provocative I found myself having to pull over if I was driving—and not just because I couldn’t concentrate on the road in front of me (no, I’m not going to expand but you get the point).

There are songs, in fact, that no matter how I feel, can instantly transform my demeanor, be it for better or worse. Case in point … you know Pharrell’s Happy song? No, not the one that makes him happy, but the one where he sings about being happy—yea, that one. The one that dares you to “Clap along if you will …” I have witnessed strangers clapping along … children singing along … it’s contagious. And its positive energy flows through people like air. I will add, that on a personal note, any fondness I once had for that song disappeared last winter when one morning after a day of unseasonably warm weather, I left my sunroof open and when I backed out of the garage—all the while clapping along to the mega hit—into the once again snowy outdoors, I was pelted with snowflakes. Needless to say any happiness I felt quickly disappeared, and I soon deleted the song from all my playlists (except the sex one, haha, just kidding, I mean who claps along when they’re having sex).

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ~ Plato

There are a few other songs I’ve added to playlists only to remove later—ones that while I like the tune itself, the imagery or place in time where it takes me isn’t always someplace I want to return. Like the one that reminds me of a dear friend I lost a few years ago … it brings me to my knees. And there are those that will always remain on my playlists because they transport me to the places I never want to forget … ones that make me think … make me happy … make me sad … turn me on (again, cause I know you’re dying to know, you can ask him, but he might not tell you).

I mean you ever wonder why the Wiggles were so damn happy? Music … not sex … duh.

Music can set the tone for just about everything … weddings, a restaurant’s atmosphere, your morning workout. It can change your mood … give wings to your mind, flight to your imagination. It can change your outlook, alter your entire state of being … especially, if you recognize its power to do so. And now you know why The Wiggles were always so happy.

And so while a lot of people might not care for my eclectic mix of The Beastie Boys, The Cure, and Merle Haggard, I do, they make me happy … unlike that aforementioned song of the same name.  Although someday, I’m sure I’ll learn to like it again … because words set to music have a way of kneading one’s soul and quite frankly, I think that’s one of the greatest gifts we have been bestowed. Now go hum a little melody and spread the love peeps 😉 Oh, as for that sex playlist … yea, I know that’s the only reason some of you are still reading … stay tuned, maybe I have one,maybe I don’t : )

“Lady, I’m your knight in shining armor and I love you. You have made me what I am and I’m yours. My love, there’s so many ways I want to say I love you. Let me hold you in my arms forever…”~ Lady, performed and recorded by Kenny Rogers, written by Lionel Ritchie

… to be able to speak so sweetly and with such believable conviction … for the words I may trip over I have to just show you my ever growing love for you …

On Being a Flexitarian

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