Friday, December 10, 2010

FRIDAY FIVE: WHAT LIFTS YOU UP

Mary Beth rolled out the Friday Five today:  


"What lifts you up when you are low or troubled? Who helps you remember that you are not alone, it's getting better all the time, etc.?"


1. Music. There are certain songs that help me cry it out, after which feeling better ensues:


"Kiss From a Rose"

"Life's a Long Song"

"After the Gold Rush"



For just three examples.


2. The ever widening creativity of our species to lift each other up, for example:


Flash Mobs

And Another



3. Being able to do an improv class or performance through my teacher. Just did a "Harold" workshop. If you've never seen one, they are wonderful. I personally do the Del Close version, if you are an aficionado and know what I'm talking about. 


4. My dear friends, Janis and Paul, whose kindness and open arms remind me that I do not have to shovel the mountain of crap that is so often my life, alone.


5. Last, but never ever ever ever least, my son. Wonderboy. He's just passed me in height this last week and he's not even 12! His intelligence, empathy and endless humor are things this world is going to need and keeping him safe and going the right direction down the treacherous path of childhood call me to task every single day. 


And the bonus round: 
I do not care for "Jingle Bell Rock." I am a shameless traditionalist and much prefer the classics, and then I like to write rude lyrics to them! Like "Jingle Bills", "Good Steve Wences drove his car, over part of Steven." Because I'm strange like that. 

9 comments:

SingingOwl said...

That is strange. ;-) God bless you, dear wonderful PG, and your precious son too. Always praying for you.

altar ego said...

Oh, flashmobs! Aren't they the best? I can watch them over and over again. Blessings to you!

Mary Beth said...

yay, so glad you played. I love flash mobs. I signed up for one in my town earlier this year (on FB) but nothing ever came of it. Boo. One day I want to be in one!

Terri said...

love the flashmob! How fun....

Auntie Knickers said...

Strange all right, but so creative! Great play.

Sally said...

love those flash mobs, I really would like to take part in one!

Barbara B. said...

Yes, Wonderboy is AWESOME!

Phivos Nicolaides said...

God bless both of you. Wonderful post. Hugs

zorra said...

You're back! I didn't even know! I have been gone from the blogosphere far too long. FB just isn't the same, is it?