Tonight is night one of the rebachelorhood, Mrs G and the Feliciraptor are safely in Berlin and now I have the freedom of the house to do what I want. Normally when I sit down to write I do it in semi-conversation with Mrs G or we have the TV on as background noise. Tonight I can dive in to my music collection and listen to music super-loud (especially as it is not going to disturb a little thing).
Nicely today’s prompt is to put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe my life. This was trickier than I thought because how can you capture 30 odd years in just a few tracks? Mostly this is because I am terrible at remembering lyrics, songs that would fit (Like Crazy Crazy nights) have good titles but don’t fit enough.
In the end I have distilled it down to just three.
Past – Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Don’t get excited, man. It’s ’cause I’m short, I know
The introduction would be enough, I have the problem that too many people get a little excited over my stature, but this is about my propensity to daydream through life. Not that I am oblivious to what is going on, but more that I want to believe that I could follow those dreams. On the occasions when I do, I end up with houses, or job, or Mrs G, or The Feliciraptor.
Present – I’m so tired – The Beatles
It may be from the tiny one, it may be from Mrs G, it may be from life in general, but I’m constantly tired. Not exhausted, just tired. Life has thrown a lot at us as a family in recent years that we have coped with (even when new stresses have arrived) so now I would quite like a quiet few years to be able to get ready for the next marathon section of life.
Future – I just don’t know what to do with myself – White Stripes
The problem is that I don’t know what that race will look like. I have never gone in for the long term planning because the short-term has always been a little crazy. So now I can sit down and think about what I hope the future will bring I’m at a loss. I just don’t know.
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Mix Tape.”
Put together a a musical playlist of songs that describe your life, including what you hope your future entails.