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The Logical Heart Knows Best

David Byrne’s American Utopia was absolutely brilliant! I wish I could’ve seen it live. I’ve been a fan since the eighties. The Talking Heads was part of the soundtrack of my twenties. I’d seen David Byrne live in concert in New Orleans. I guess it had to be in the early nineties. He still sounds the same and is impeccable.

I loved how the performers were fully mobile with their instruments and how they all danced and shared the stage together, plus the minimalism and intimacy of it all. Oh, loved the bare feet too! It had me in tears, verklempt at the tribute they did of Janelle Monae’s song Hell You Talmbout. It was uplifting and inspiring and made me want to show up more fully in the world myself. I’ll be watching it again for sure. It also gave me hope I can still be active and create as he is, even though I’m older now. He seems to be aging splendidly. Aspirations.

Today was even better health-wise for me. I began doing my PT exercises again. I’ll take myself off quarantine this Saturday. Weather and air quality permitting I will go for a walk. Next week I will be back to my full routine and hopefully no more cooties! Circle circle dot dot dot, now I’ve got my cootie shot. Drue asked if he could inadvertently be bringing home germs from the hotel? Possibly? But nothing we can do about that. I’m so thankful he hasn’t been sick. Knock on wood. I’m so thankful the kids haven’t been sick either. We’re so fortunate.

Every time I watch something with music and performing, I get that itch to explore music and singing again. I will continue practicing the guitar for now. That’ll have to do until we live in a space where I can be loud.

We spent some time today trying to order a PS5 for Drue. That’s so wild how they sell out instantly. He got one this afternoon, so his Christmas present is done, yay! Now we’re all set to hunker down for this long COVID winter.

I’m still feeling lumpy blobbish and drag a**, moping around here not knowing what to do with myself because I feel like poop, but I have energy enough to want to get something productive done, but nothing that requires too much energy or mental effort. So I read. I’m so thankful for books.

Yesterday I began writing something to participate in NaNoWriMo National Novel Writing Month. The local library emailed with a link to it and I’d always been curious about it but never took part. I’m supposed to write 50,000 words by December 11th. We shall see, lol. I have so many things that I’ve started and am halfway finished with. It would be nice to complete this writing challenge. I guess I really am a Refuse to Choose type of person.

I’m reading The Handmaid’s Tale and we’re also watching it. Yikes! But it’s so good, addressing so many heavy relevant themes. I read it way back when the book first came out, but I couldn’t recall much of it. I’m glad to be reading it again and the TV series is excellent so far.

We recently watched Sorry to Bother You before I got sick with the stomach virus. Whoa, it was trippy, scathing, and funny. I like the tribute to Michel Gondry. You can tell Gondry inspired and influenced the director, Boots Riley. It was a really cool movie, I could watch it again.

Time for me to finish my PT exercises and then stretch out. My vertical time allotment is ending for today. May it increase tomorrow and the days after until I’m back to normal. Woot.

Michelle Miyagi
Hi! I was an RN, BSN in mental/behavioral health for 27 years. Now I'm helping empower caring people like me to prioritize themselves by maintaining healthier boundaries for more freedom, peace, and joy. I am also active in Long Covid advocacy.

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