Wednesday, May 12, 2010
People Are Strange...
When you're a stranger...faces look ugly when you're alone...
Okay I'll stop singing the song from "Lost Boys".
But it is true. People are strange. This evening I spent two hours at a Pops Concert at my daughter's high school. It is the last concert of the year and more or less a talent show. My daughter and her friend sang "Wallflower" by Patricia Anne. They were totally awesome. It is such a sweet song.
There were lots of talented kids there tonight. What's funny is, there was a band that played a heavy metal type song. A current song, nothing too old, you know. These are teenagers we're talking about. Anyway, I look at my husband on my left, my brother in law on my right and then quickly glance around. Aside from the other teenagers, we're the only "adults" bobbing our heads to the music. Seriously.
I thought to myself, "Am I that strange?" Of course I am, but that is besides the point. My husband, my brother in law, my brother and my daughter are all "into" music. My brother in law plays guitar and taught my daughter the basics. The girl surpasses him hourly. My husband plays bass guitar. I used to play guitar when I was a kid but gave it up. I also played the trumpet and french horn in band. But you put music on... any kind of music in my case... and it stirs emotions and provokes thoughts and makes me just want to move to the beat. I think I've got some pretty good taste in music. I love just about everything as you could tell from the A-Z challenge.
My sister in law (Not Cheri) the one who's married to my brother, can't understand why he gets so wrapped up in music and movies. I'm the same way. Music and movies. Books for me too, not so much my brother. At least I don't think so. But mostly music and movies. Some TV shows, but rarely. The power of the music/movie and the energy just... affect me. I don't know how else to explain it.
I just thought it was funny though, sitting in the audience of all these parents and grandparents and siblings of these teenagers and I'm bobbing my head to the music, tapping my feet. I'll be this way when I'm 90, I'm sure of it. I'll be the hippest great-grandma out there.
Oh and I hope you all have noticed... my revision status bar for Legend of Black Rose and Crowning Absolution. And of course, thank Cheri for my new PIRATE BACKGROUND! Arrrggghhh!!! "I've got a jar of dirt. I've got a jar of dirt. And guess what's in it!" Hehe. I love Jack Sparrow. Fare thee well, me hearties and don't go doin' anythin' that'll get ye keelhauled, mate.