I am happy to say that these days I am enjoying a greater sense of freedom to be playful. I am starting to give myself permission, and I am really loving it. This blog has definitely been a part of that, as I have brought play out many times with the rhymes, the poetry, etc.
The truth is, I’m a complete goofball. This is something I spent many years trying to hide while suffering through school, and then as an adult, the tendency to take everything really seriously seemed to be ever-present. After all, I am a classically-trained musician, and the world of classical is nothing if not SERIOUS.
Eh. Whatever. I like being playful. I like having fun. It’s more… fun!
Another cool thing about this new attitude is that I’m no longer so concerned about how I am perceived. Before it was like this: “Am I an entertainer, or an educator? Am I classical musician or a rapper? Am I a blogger or a businessman? Am I funny or am I smart?”
Yeah, that’s a way to drive yourself crazy! I don’t recommend such Either/Or type thinking. It’s a false and simplistic notion to try to define yourself too closely. I’m through with that ish, it sucketh the big and lousy one.
What’s really cool is that I am starting to open up those figurative boxes in the back closet labelled “My Music,” and I am really loving the newly liberated, playful spirit with which I’m going at it.
After all, wasn’t the whole point all along fun, joy, and play? I mean, isn’t that why we came here? I certainly think it’s why I’m here. Now I see it.
DISCLAIMER: Yes, I realize this post is way short. I don’t think anyone else cares but the part of me that is keeping tabs on myself, making sure I’m “doing enough” for each post. Whoops… I guess a part of me is still capable of being tightly-wound and rigid. Well phew! That’s a relief… I wouldn’t want to be too liberated now, would I? Er, on second thought…