On my morning walk with Ben, I was taking in the crunch of my feet on the leaves when I realized that I was hearing something else...floating notes of a disjointed tune and they were coming out of...me. It wasn't even a song, something solid to identify with to place my mood here or there, "Stormy Weather" or "The Man I Love" but just pure, unadulterated randomness. How lovely to find myself whistling. That has to be an example of a simple joy if ever there was one.
My Mom likes to tell a story from when I was about three years old. She was out, a baby-sitter left in charge. Said young lady suddenly became terrified when she heard someone in the next room. She reached for a kitchen knife (ok, maybe I have made that part up in my memory) and burst in to find little curly topped me sitting on the floor, whistling away, totally lost in my music.
Have you ever heard a sad whistler? A tragic one? I didn't think so.
"You know how to whistle, don't you, Steve? You just put your lips together and...blow."
And as if this post isn't random enough already, a teaspoon more of sugar to make the medicine go down. Further along on our walk, Ben decided that he had had enough. I did not agree and, ah-hem, being the supposed leader of the two, insisted he follow. He refused. I pulled. He pulled back. I finally pointed at him and said, "If you don't get your act together mister, I am going to give you a kick in the pants!" His ears perked up. I added, "Ok, I know that you don't actually wear pants but you know what I mean." He considered for a moment and then kept walking. Yes, it is official then. I am the crazy lady who has conversations with her dog in public. Soon I will be making little outfits for him to wear. I think I need an intervention.
Found attached to our new oven filter