Which actually reminds me of my first major league game. We were out in California seeing family and we went to a Dodgers game; a whole bunch of us. Somehow, I ended up at the very end of the row - out of touch with the rest of the group, and apparently, the game. At some point, the rest of the family stood up and started getting their things together. I was caught up in all the action in the crowds and the noise, but had no idea what was happening on the field. I asked the person next to me, "Is it half-time?" To which they smiled, "No, honey ... the game is over." Huh ... that was fast! :)
Anyway ... also on the big screen they have pictures of the players, their numbers and stats and when a particular player comes up to bat, they shoot up their picture and profile ... and play their theme song. Sometimes the songs are current, popular songs and sometimes they are old favorites. I don't know if the individual players get to choose their own songs or if they are chosen for them ... sometimes the tune fits the players "look" sometimes not so much. This got me thinking, of course ... "What would my theme song be?"
What would I choose for myself or what would someone who knows me well choose for me? Hmmm ... those are good questions! The fun songs that come to mind would be, "She's a Maniac"* by Hall and Oates or "Rain Drops Keep Fallin' on Head" from Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, or maybe something silly like ... "Take a Load Off Annie" by The Band. (Which as kids we were convinced was "Take a Load off Fanny" ... much more entertaining to sing!)
In spite of the songs that come to mind ... it appears that my children have already chosen a theme song for our family. How do I know? Because they play it constantly and have choreographed a number of dances to it. See?
This song, the dancing and the words, actually are a pretty good reflection of our life. Our life, like this semi-choreagraphed dance video is almost always on the edge of chaos. We are often off doing our own thing and going in our own directions with moments of coming together ... of being synched ... like dinner time. We each have our own abilities and skilz. :) Some of us like to stand off to the side and observe, taking it all in (Lydia). Some of us take center stage and show everybody what we are made up (Norah). Some of us want to be more than we are right now and we run around trying a little bit of everything (Ashley). While some of us are so confident and cool that we share bits of ourselves and then let others do their thing (Aaron). In our life, keeping the song in mind, we also have times when we make mistakes and have to either move on, or make it work. I love how my kids just throw themselves in to their dancing and whatever happens happens ... and if it's not quite how they intended it to be ... they fake it!
As for the words to the song ... while it doesn't seem to be relevant to our family (Have any of us ever been to a dance club?!?) ... It appears that it does fit us. Here's how I see it:
by Taio Cruz