I’m a strong believer in the fact that everyone needs a little bounce in their days. Which is why I’m happy to share this track with y’all today. The truth is I found it by accident, downloading what I thought was the original and opening it in iTunes only to find that it was a remix. It was only a matter of time before I was out of my seat and bouncing around the apartment. Jumping is basically a requirement while listening to this song, if you haven’t already figured it out.
Here’s something interesting I’ve come across in my recent studies. I’m taking a class that’s all about George Orwell. The class is an intensive look at all of his writing, from essays to published novels. One of the first readings we had dealt with several different topics, but there was one bit in particular that struck me: his rules for writing good prose. Now, it’s really easy for writers to dismiss their own writing because let’s face it — our brains on paper don’t always look so appealing, in both a literal, and metaphorical sense. But honestly, I was really happy to read some of the rules that he created, because it’s rare that we hear someone say that really big complicated words are superfluous, or that wordiness is just laziness. It was harsh and totally legit, but it spoke to so much more of my life which was why I liked it so much. The extra, the unnecessary, the flashy, all of those things are not ideas that I want to put out about myself. And they’re not needed in order to understand who I am. The conversation that we share over a meal, or a song that we share with one another, these are simple things that explain so much more. The task of showing without telling really comes to mind not only for writing but for all things life related.
You might also remember hearing this track in Beetlejuice and I’d like to bring that back to everyone’s attention. The simple nostalgia that is so loved, also means a lot to the enjoyment of this track. So without further ado, happy jumping.