What if life was a musical? You’d wake up in the morning, head out to the backyard with a cup of coffee and you’d sing to the birds and woodland animals. It would magical, full of whimsy and you’d eventually probably go nuts. You would head to work and sing a song in transit, with every person you meet you’d share a “good morning” through song and maybe a little dance thrown in for good measure. How could you be angry or stressed with so much positivity going around. Except for those who hate musicals and to sing and dance. It would take singing in the shower to a brand new level.
What kind of musical would represent your life best? Would it be “Sound of Music,” “Les Miserables,” “Fiddler on the Roof,” “Hairspray,” “Annie,” “West Side Story, “My Fair Lady,” “Cats,” “Phantom of the Opera,” “Grease,” “Sweeney Todd,” or “Rocky Horror Picture Show”? Music would just appear out of nowhere and you would have an incredible must-do urge to belt out a tune and bust a move. Life might be a little better with a skip to your step, while humming a show tune. Life would be a stage and you would be the the star, as the spotlights shine brightly on you — day or night. And after each performance, a standing ovation.
What would a life like this accomplish? Well, if you were not committed to a special place, you’d continue to live life to its fullest, as a song and dance person. With every emotion, you’d find a song to share your feelings with the world. It would be therapeutic, wouldn’t it? In the words of Muppets and human characters over the years on “Sesame Street” — “Sing. Sing out loud. Sing out strong. Sing of good things, not bad. Sing of happy, not sad.”
Life would be like a box of chocolates, like Forrest Gump claimed. Or would it? What if said box of chocolates had only the crappy chocolates left or you were lactose intolerant? Or what if your life was like a highway, but you were always in the ditch? There’s always a bad side to a good thing. Moderation is key, once again. Imagine singing a sad song about a break up and it starts to rain and pours down on you, while you sing your heart out about a lost love or you are angry and a thunder storm with lightening follows you around. But in the words from the movie based on the comic “The Crow” — “It can’t rain all the time.” Much like — it can’t be sunny each and every day. Like day and night, good and bad or happy and sad — life is full of contrasts.
But, it might be good to add a little song and dance to your life. A little positivity can go a long way. Smile at someone, as you walk on by or say hello to your neighbour or put on your favourite song, while you do the dishes. If life were a musical — it would be simply put, interesting, wouldn’t it?
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