My happy place song. Jimmy Cliff, I Can See Clearly Now
Some pray. Meditate. Jog. Retail therapy-ize. When life’s storms become, as my mother likes to say, very life-like.
Me? I listen to that song. Although, I should probably take up exercise too.
The words. The melody. Jimmy Cliff’s smiling voice…because I’m sure he is smiling contagiously as he is singing it. To me, it’s perfection, everything about it.
It lifts me up. It fills me with hope. It makes me euphoric from the inside and it bubbles out as I sing along with the words. Something as simple as that song.
Brace yourselves for what I’m about to say. It’s my FAVORITE song. Perhaps of all time. Above any of Duran Duran songs. And as some of you know, I LOVE Duran Duran.
Sometimes the rainbow you’ve been waiting for is completely storm cloud covered spewing out unmanageable torrential rain. Each raindrop needing to be dealt with, one at a time, until it becomes a gentle mist. With an occasional roll of thunder, of course.
Then finally. The clouds break. The sun shines. And that giant rainbow smiles across the sky.
Right now, it seems the clouds are breaking.
There is still a fine mist.
But it doesn’t bite the way those harsh, torrential raindrops do, when you’re looking up, straining to look for that rainbow.
Our mortgage company, Countrywide, got bought out awhile back. Through them, we had one of those trouble making ARMS. But they had worked ” a deal” with us, right before they disappeared or got bought out. Our original deal became null and void. But now, the new company is working with us. For real this time. I hope.
I think I actually slept last night without anxiety. Even after waking up at 4am, as usual. This time, I fell back to sleep.
I hope this isn’t any type of calm. Before any sort of awful storm that may be headed our way. Fingers crossed.
Now, if only I could get my kids to do stuff around the house.
One raindrop at a time, right?
What’s your happy? Songs? Eating? Exercise.
What makes your dark clouds go away?
O.A.R. music, specifically City on Down or That Was A Crazy Game Of Poker – Live versions like on the Madison Square Garden or 34th & 8th records.
Those songs and/or blowjobs in either order work for me.
Three Little Birds ~ Bob Marley
It’s my theme song ~ it should be everyone’s!
You know that things aren’t happiness, right? ~ songs, people, food, money, fancy gadgets, presents, holidays. You can’t find happiness in any’thing’, rather, it’s something deep inside a person that radiates outward ~ true happiness is the fountain of youth ~ and it’s quite rare 🙂
I hope you know that … I’m sure you do xo
My best friend once told me that he could read my mind by the music I was listening to. (And if you match it to how long I’m spending with my treadmill, apparently it’s even easier.)
Miss Behavin says
When I’m feeling anxiety or depression over things I always wake up at 4 AM. On the dot. Like clockwork. It’s like my body is exhausted, but my mind can’t shut down and relax because it’s steadily churning…thinking…about things, life, bullshit. I thought that only happened to me, and of course, the witches.
Did you know women were considered witches when they awoke at that hour? I didn’t either until I read about it. That’s why 4 AM has been referred to as ‘the witching hour’. Yep, it’s the time when women of generations ago would get together and meditate or pray and men considered them to be witches, apparently, because who in their right mind would wake up at that hour? Anyway, the men felt like those women were up to no good, casting evil spells or something like that, and…they hung them.
Right…what I was going to say was that music always makes the soul feel better. As does writing it out.
Mommy X says
My theme song, my inspiration….the theme song for The Golden Girls. Yes, I’m serious.
Glad you’re seeing clearly and feeling a little happier. XO
I love that song, too. LOVE it. It’s one of my all time faves. I also love Duran Duran.
What is up with that!!??? 🙂
Glad you are feeling better.
Another Suburban Mom says
I am glad that you are feeling better. For me I can get cheered up by chocolate or a good turbo kick class. The turbo kick is especially helpful as I imagine the head or ass of the person who put me in this funk in the direct line of the kicks and punches.
For me it’s talking with certain people–certain girlfriends, my mom, Joe. And shoe shopping. The music? That varies.
I’ve been obsessively playing “Getting Better” by the Beatles, off the Sgt. Pepper’s CD, like crazy lately. I just can’t seem to get the tune out of my head or off my van’s CD player. I’m lucky though, that I have such Beatle fanatics in my kids or they would probably yank it from the car’s console and fling to the wind while cruising down the road.
I love Duran Duran immensely, but they still don’t have anything over the classics!
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
We’ve had a similar issue with Countrywide and the whole buy-out or whatever it is that happened there. Thankfully they are working with us and everything is ok – for the moment. I hope it works out well for you too!
I love, love, love that song. It’s on My iPod, and I play it whenever I need a life. That and “Let the Sunshine in” from…Hair? Oh and here’s the really geeky one: Welcome to Wherever you are, by bonjovi.
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