Listening To My Inner Child

 Listening To My Inner Child

 

Yesterday when woke up i got out of the wrong side of the bed.  No, don't get me wrong i wasn't in a bad mood or anything like that but i literally got out the wrong side. Not out the sides like most people. Or probably all people.  No, i went underneath the bed and got out through a special hatch that had been put there.  Very painful, claustrophobic and totally unnecessary.  Yes, that is definitely the wrong side of the bed as far as i'm concerned.

For breakfast  i had some cold turkey. This was actual turkey left over from Christmas, and not a cure for any seasonal drug taking i had got involved in.

Today, maybe because i wanted to embrace the Christmas spirit i wanted to listen to my inner child and get involved in activities normally associated with children that i haven't done for years.     First of all i wanted to climb a tree.  It was something i hadn't done for years and it would be an adventure to see if i could still accomplish it.   There were a few people watching as i attempted it and at first i don't think they thought i was going to try it  but i got up enough courage and gave it a go. Any dignity i had lasted for about 2 seconds and then i fell. Then the tree fell on top of me and before i knew it i was underneath tinsel and a Christmas tree.  Maybe next time i would try it on a real tree.                      A while later i said i would play my guitar.   There were still some people here watching me but surprisingly a few had left since my tree climbing extravaganza.      I went and got my guitar and sat down. A few people moved in close to get a better view.   I put my guitar down opposite me and pulled a deck of cards from my pocket and started to deal between me and my guitar.  After i had dealt out nearly all the cards someone said "i thought you were going to play your guitar".    I told them that i was playing the guitar-at cards!     They looked at me like i was mad.    I just thought to myself what's the point of me actually playing the guitar. I don't know how to.                                        I seen that they were keen to hear some music so i called up some like minded friends and put on an impromptu performance.   I introduced my friends while playing some CD's.  Some of them had the experience of playing air guitar before but this was the first time they were involved in an air band.   Drums, guitar, bass, keyboards and someone miming to the songs was the most popular lineup but i had to have a few reserves ready incase a song had trumpets, trombones or maybe even a host of backing singers.       It was fair to say the evening went down well as even though the air band had never practiced before they were always in tune and their timing was first rate.        The crowd watching had dwindled as the evening wore on although judging by the way their mouths hung open i think they enjoyed it. 

   A lot of people as they were leaving looked at me and tapped their finger on the side of their head.    I wasn't too sure what it meant but i took it as a good sign.                          

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago

Michael, you cracked me up with this one! Climbing the Christmas tree, playing your guitar...an "air concert" I love your inner child! He's wild and wooly and witty, too! Being a little crazy makes this world more bearable! Happy New Year and thanks for the chuckle!


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi tnderhrt23, Thanks a lot for your comments. Happy New Year. michael.


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bcatgray 5 years ago from United States of America

Again, too funny! I love your inner child! Seems like it has a lot of fun.


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi bcatgray, Thanks for your comments. Glad you liked it. Michael.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

I knew I should have shown up for band practice! Michael, it is great to see you inner child lives and is so talented with the guitar. I can't wait for your New Years Eve concert!

Happy New Year my friend - Play ON!


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Hi Laurie, Thanks for the comments. Happy New Year when it comes round. Michael.


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CheyenneAutumn 5 years ago

Love those toes! Happy New Year to you!

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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Happy New Year Laurie. Yes i think i've being overusing the photograph and the toes. They'll be needing a rest soon! Cheers. michael.


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H.C Porter 5 years ago from Lone Star State

Too Funny Michael! Love the inner child! Children are so much more alive than most adults I know, the simplicity and adventure in all that they do is exciting, pure and what living life is all about...

I really liked this one, the humor is great, and although I have never attempted to climb a christmas tree, I have attempted to hang from a ceiling fan (because I wanted to fly) as a child... it was rather disappointing when the dam thing wouldn't spin me around as it did when I tied my barbie doll from it... it started off as an attempt to fly and the result was a broken ceiling, ceiling fan (which landed on top of me, after both it and I together, plummeted to the ground below) and about a month of no TV...and when they repaired the damage...they replaced the fan with a single light fixture...and I was not allowed another ceiling fan until I was a teenager...still think it would be great to be spun from one though :P :) Thanks for the giggles !


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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland Author

Thanks a lot for your comments H.C Porter, and also thanks for following me. I really like your comments here about your ceiling fan experiences. Maybe one day you could write a hub about it!

Thanks. Michael.

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