Do you ever have one of those days when you look around and feel like you’re playing house? Like you can’t seem to figure out how you grew up into this supposed adult with this job and bills and dentist appointments. I can’t be the only person who sometimes feels like a big kid playing dress up, can I?
I hope not, but either way, today I don’t want to be a grown-up. I have this column to write, I have to confirm a flight reservation, I have a ton of packing and sorting to do before I move at the end of this month and I really should eat something green and leafy today. I don’t want to do any of it. I want to stay in my pajamas on the couch, eat things with no inherent nutritional value and watch some bad made for tv movies.
So when I came upon this adorable video today that seemed to show exactly how I was feeling, I knew I had to share it with you. You’ve probably heard of Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeroes, they had a huge hit a few years ago with ‘Home’. This song has a lot of the same elements: twangy instruments and quirky duet vocals with sweet lyrics about love. But I prefer this song to their smash hit; I like the end hand clap sequence, and I had a smile on my face for the entire video.
I miss being a kid. I miss not having the capacity to worry, I miss good weather being the only criteria to be met for it to be a ‘good day’. Today when I stumbled on this video I became a kid again for just a second. I was smiling and clapping along, and when you smile when no one is around, you know you really mean it. So check it out, clap along if you like. But no matter what you listen to today, remember that at some level there’s still a kid in all of us. Enjoy.
“You be the book, I’ll be the binding; Come with me, you’ve got my love to lean on darlin, that’s what’s up………..”