Theme songs. Every one has one. I have several. They are the ones that resonate and connect with me more than others, the ones that seem to define and give voice to a moment, situation, circumstance, or emotion in my life I can’t quite seem to articulate with words.
Tightrope by Janelle Monae is a part of the soundtrack of my life. She’s mixed in there somewhere between Prince, Nirvana, Hillsong United, dc Talk, Shelia E and an incredibly long list of other artists who make music that defines pieces of me. I’ve written about my love for this song before, and the lessons it’s taught me over on James & Jax’s blog, and when I think about what my life is like trying to manage Bipolar Disorder, I can’t help but find myself singing and shuffling my feet to this very song.
So…whether I’m high, low or somewhere in between, I’m gonna keep tippin on my tightrope. Motherhood. School. Faith. Bipolar Disorder. Medication. Therapy. LIFE…I gotta keep my balance and keep dancing my way through….
Now….this video y’all. It’s so far from perfect it’s not even funny. I first recorded a dance to this last week, but every time I went to save it, my software kept crashing on me. When I recorded it today (like 8 times) I just couldn’t get it right. I have to be honest and say I’m pretty embarrassed and frustrated by this….I want to do better quality stuff, but the techie in me must be burnt out because I can’t figure this one out y’all. Maybe I need a better webcam, better software, a new laptop (goodbye Dell, hello Macbook!) or I don’t know a better ME, but….something’s up. I wasn’t going to post this, but my amazingly supportive friend flooded my facebook with demands that I post it and “give the people what they want.” (her exact words, I promise) So…here it is. I hope at the very least it gets ya to boogie because forget me, the SONG itself is pure FIRE.
Shuffle and toe tap away my friends Enjoy your weekend. Start it off dancing