Thanks for all the good wishes and good vibes I received after yesterday’s post. It really wasn’t anything serious, but my dad’s 71, so any trip to the ER with an overnight stay in the hospital comes with a great deal of stress. To top it off, I don’t sleep well when he’s not home, so I’m just a bit tired. But I did some laundry, and he’s coming home sometime this afternoon, which is good, because I think Sasha misses him.
Anyway, I was thinking about something Carrie posted yesterday over at Hello Sailor about coincidences and signs, and my comment to that. See, I really do believe in signs. I believe that sometimes, the universe really is trying to tell you something. I’ve gotten two signs since yesterday morning that things are okay. One I’m not sharing, because it’s too personal. But the other is this song.
I was sitting down at the computer, skipping around on shuffle, when I got the notion to listen to “All Together Now.” It’s always been one of my favorite Beatles songs. I love the sing-along quality to it, and how it gets so manic near the end. It was used to great effect twice in Yellow Submarine. Watching that movie every year on TV is my first conscious memory of the Beatles. (For you younger folks, back before they even had VCRs, annual showings of certain movies on TV was quite the event. You looked forward to it. The Wizard of Oz was around Easter, I think, and I’m pretty sure Yellow Submarine aired during the summer sometime. Then there were the holiday specials. Anything by Rankin & Bass, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas were required viewing.)
Anyway, listening to “All Together Now” made me happy, and it led to two more songs (which will not be discussed today), which reminded of some home truths I probably needed reminding of. One simple, happy song led me to a nice catharsis. Burden lifted, at least for now. Just a little nudge from the universe. Go this direction. You won’t be sorry.
Go ahead and sing along. And don’t forget to vote if you haven’t already (or vote again, if you’re like me and you think voting is fun). I’ve decided that the top two vote getters will be new features. How regular they are will probably be up for debate (mostly because I’ve met me).