Today was a sleepy day. Have you ever had one of those days where you don't leave the house until the afternoon, and when you finally make it outside, the world feels big & scary compared to your warm cozy house? Oftentimes on days like today, it takes me a while to warm up to people & conversations & human interaction.
As I was driving across the Bay Bridge to Laney Community College in Oakland, I knew I needed a shot of adrenaline to get me going, and I found the perfect remedy to the sleepy day blues: Queen.
Upon my request, my brother made me a CD of "happy classic rock", and on that CD was a fantastic array of Queen. Now, I wouldn't necessarily say that I am a Queen fan, but I do have to say that some of their songs are absolutely life giving.
So, my sleepy, unsocial self turned on the stereo and blasted Bohemian Rhapsody, singing along (in full opera voice) at the top of my lungs. I'm telling you, it was down right therapeutic. I was doing air guitar solos, head banging, screeching out all the Galileo parts-- the whole works. And by the time I rolled up to Laney College to tutor my shy, quiet Cantonese speaking students, I was ready to take on the world. You should try it, too...