If you are anything like me, living full out with the throttle pushed to the floor was a “movie magic” sort of adventure that thrilled and pulsed through your younger years. We ached for this delight-in-life sort of living and reached for it with great gusto. If it was worth doing, it was worth doing with fireworks sparkle!
This doing it in “double time” becomes more than a bit slower and lot more thought out as we age. But do we start settling? Do we start letting the “living from the gut” go by the board because we tell ourselves that “those” days are over? We can so easily get caught in the rigmarole of the ordinary and snuggle our bottoms into a chair of “same old, same old.” Is that a cobweb nesting in my right eyebrow?
Let’s take a look at doing the daily grind with a bit of “Yabba Dabba Doo,” shall we? Just for kicks and giggles let’s ratchet up our living-lively lifestyle. Oh my, where to begin? Let’s start at the starting point — those eye-opening events of our days.
How about we change the sheets on our king-size, double-wide, deluxe-design beds? Let’s ditch those 100-thread-count pastel placketted linens and buy some day-glow sheets with those hanging-ball thingies blazoned around the borders. Just think how much fun you’ll have trying to tuck those round jobby-dos, all neat and tidy, under the mattress? Not to mention getting “pinged” in the eyeball when your partner rolls over ignoring the alarm clock’s morning call.
Now let’s venture to the bathroom. Just think how much fun you can have with faucets and festoonery here. Why not install one of those handy-dandy new shower heads? You know the ones that mimic a rain forest and cantilever across the shower stall at any angle your neck can manage? You could install a water-buffalo motif and pipe in “calls of the wild” while you suds your head with mango-chutney scented shampoo. No one would dare call this “cul-de-sac” living.
And so to breakfast. Why not toss that staid Ethan Allen table and opt for on-the-floor cushions with some rush-weed tapestries, a hookah or two, and some Indian art craft carpeting? Imagine! You can loll around with smoke hazing your head as you quaff coffee imported from Kanalonga and eat whole-nut raza muffins from Randooland.
After prying yourself from breakfast’s locked-in lotus position, it’s time to dress for success. The suit and tie or pants and pumps simply will not do for this new “energized and interesting” you. Why not take down that Panama hat and the billowy Arabian-style trousers that have occupied the hidden corner of your closet oh these many years? Guy or gal, donning this designer decision will certainly set you on the path of differentiation in the dressing department.
This piece was penned only with the intent to give you a giggle or to tweak a cheek. Seriously, though, maybe it is a good idea to toss in a thimble of “oomph” and add a “Why the heck not?” to our daily living. Just for the simple joy of it; and for the great and wonderful delight of laughing at life and ourselves.