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Grooving and moving

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Some music inspired me yesterday, and the body was going to its beat. I couldn’t stop it. The brain assumes auto control and the shoulders and hips start to swing, there goes a slight knee bend, the head is on a swivel now and the arms jut out in different directions. The spine twist and turns, the ankles spring into action and the fingers are plucking the cords.

The voice comes alive, I can’t believe I remember the words. I pump my fist skyward at the crescendo. And then like a major league umpire punching out a batter on the third strike down on one knee and side fist pump with a little head shake for emphasis. What a great feeling to start the day.

Dancing on the dugout. Photo by Mike Hartley

Aggression leaves the body. Feelings of peace and contentment come over me. I feel so in tune with the music at times. As the song says “God gave Rock and Roll to you.” Sorry didn’t mean to get religious, it’s just the song title to an old tune by Argent.

Which spurred the thought, what songs today unite or bring attention to the perils of our existence like when I was growing up. I don’t say that as a criticism, I just don’t know today’s music well and what I do I can’t understand nor like the beat enough to seek out the lyrics. I guess I should be more patient and investigate that instead of making a broad statement about today’s music.

The difference is I didn’t have to hear a song more than once to know something clicked in me to want to hear it again really bad. And when I did I got even more excited and would let my body go because the words and or beat inspired me.

Well enough fun and frivolity. Got a busy day ahead. The sun is about to rise and I must check to see if those torrential rains last night washed anything out. And if I’m lucky today I’ll take my cameras out and collect some new images of a place in time.

Random Thoughts of the Day

  • I like it when I learn, it makes me feel good till I think about my ignorance of that knowledge before then.
  • Photography is the great equalizer. All of us can take a picture. Its how we see and imagine and interpret and then choose what to capture that separates us.
  • Don’t by a hammock and then not put it to use.
  • Richness is measured in the quality of friends.

Author: Mike Hartley

With a lifetime and a half in the Newspaper industry I'm preparing for my retirement career as an Artist, Writer, Photographer and Video content provider. I'm a proud father of two wonderful children and I'm still married to the first girl I fell in love with and probably only one that would have me.

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