So this one came easier in one sense and not so easy in another. It got me thinking about a interesting paradox. Brides to be vs something blue. Why blue? Is it just because it rhymes with new? Blue has been and always has been something sad for me. So tomorrows prompt was much easier to work with, but also opened up a whole world of possibilities.
I think about things blue:
1. Lines on notebook paper 2. sky, even when it is gray ready for the storm it is blue 3. Facebook dashboard 4. WordPress dashboard 5. bruises 6. Star sea on the American Flag 7. Lots of flags in general 8.Choking person’s lips(i don’t know why I thought this, kinda morbid) 9.Viagra(little blue pill) 10.That matrix pill 11.magadoodles collar 12.the tube of paint i never use 13.the blue man group 14.That band that sang, “I’m blue, aba dee aba da.” 15.Me today as I am exhausted 16.my favorite plaid chair that hugs me when I fall into it….the list goes on.
I had no idea what to do. So I am listening to Pandora, which also has a blue dashboard. I kept thinking about the bride…”Something old, Something new, Something borrowed, Something blue.” Then a song came on. It was a song that is so beyond depressing, but so moving, and so true sometimes. It hits the spot. It is the bluest song ever written, but I love it. Then I thought of the album cover. Gary Jules punching through the cd cover. Then I knew what I wanted to do. I wanted to mix up all the lyrics. Make it a Mad Song. So against all the rules I am posting this tonight as I am hoping to sleep in tomorrow and will not have time in the morning. I will get sleep. I will get sleep!
Okay so there is my interpretation. In all it’s semi-depressing glory. Truth be told, I love the idea of this song. It isn’t trying to be depressing, I think it’s just telling the truth. I like the idea that there is a glimmer of hope in the song. It is just a warning. It is telling me, “Look this life ain’t so easy. In fact it will drive you mad. You will run in circles, in your case talk in circles. You will see faces you see every day. You will see the same face happy. You will see it sad. At the end of the day, it’s not you. It is just a mad world.” I feel like the same can be said for marriage. The forever part. I don’t say this to be cynical. I say this because I imagine it is tough. I imagine there are days that you just want to pull your hair out and maybe your partner’s teeth out. I know you fight. It is each persons job to inform the other when they are being a royal pain in the badonk-a-donk, and right when they have realized that they are being a badonk-a-donk, they are on to the next pain in the badonk-a-donk thing. Maybe that’s why you need something blue. Because it is the perfect paradox of a color, it is MAD.
Does any of that make sense?
…lifetimes of paper rainbows…W, livin’ in a mad world.
PS…How could I forget all day long: BLUE JEANS! I live in BLUE jeans!