Is it wrong that I am all giddy about the Bachelorette and I believe she found true love?
Does that make me a hopeful romantic or a fool?
I’d like to point out here that I did not watch the final rose ceremony but I read about it online. (This is me taking the moral high ground.) I’m way above setting the DVR for that trash! However, I do set the DVR for the Real Housewives of New York City and Bethanny. What does this say about me?
I have a friend who tells me he can’t believe I listen to rap music. He was looking through my ipod and was confused by my choices. He doesn’t know what to make of me. I’ve got rap music and country music and gospel music and Christian contemporary music and folk music and rock and pop (I’ll admit right here, I sing along to Lady Gaga – I mean, come on, Alejandro? How can you not?)
I love to dance and I love to sing and I often do both…sometimes at parties, sometimes in my kitchen. I’ve been known to walk away mid conversation by saying, “Oh my gosh, I LOVE this song!!!” and running to the dance floor.
I felt compelled to write about this because watching the clips and reading the articles online about the Bachelorette actually made me happy. They made me laugh. I escaped into a world of love and fantasy and romance. It felt good. That’s how it feels to listen to music and to dance. But sometimes when we dance we might look foolish or when we admit we need an escape, we might look weak. Or if we say we like reality tv, we may not be looked upon as the “sharpest tool in the toolbox”.
I love this quote that sums up how I’m feeling about all of this and I want to share it with you…
“I must learn to love the fool in me-the one who feels too much, talks too much, takes too many chances, wins sometimes and loses often, lacks self-control, loves and hates, hurts and gets hurt, promises and breaks promises, laughs and cries. It alone protects me against that utterly self-controlled, masterful tyrant whom I also harbor and who would rob me of human aliveness, humility, and dignity but for my fool.”
-Theodore I. Rubin, MD
I hope you dance today!