Monday, June 22, 2015

Let's Go Crazy! (On not letting the elevator take you down)

Recently, the gals of the R8 decided we needed a blog theme. We chose life journeys. Everyone seemed to have a journey ready to hand: parenting, empty-nesting, dating, weight loss.

Besides writing, I wondered, what the heck kind of journey am I on?

This morning, I woke up with the organ prologue to Prince's classic Let's Go Crazy humming through my head.

It was almost as though the Man in Purple had come to my bedroom for an intervention:

"If the elevator tries to bring your down," he reminded me. "Go crazy, punch a higher floor."

Aaahh. Right. Higher Floor!

Don't ask why (creative brains are fascinating places), but it made me think of my Word of the Year--MMM. Movement, Making, and Meditation (yes, I cheated on that one). I've had varying success these last six months in focusing on MMM each day, but I think acting on my MMM is equivalent to me punching a higher floor, picking myself up by the bootstraps, and going after my dreams.

So my journey lens will be focused on my efforts to meditate, to move, and to make.

MMM, so good.

And one last thought before signing off. Sometimes things don't make sense, like this lyric in Let's Go Crazy:

"Let's look for the purple banana/Til' they put us in the truck, let's go!"

Seriously, have you have really listened to that song?

Inquiring minds want to know: what life journey are you on? 


  1. MMM, I love it!! What a delicious journey for you to write about! :-) So, obviously the writers of New Girl are correct: Prince is magic!

    Can't wait to see where your journey takes you! :-) :-) :-)

    P.S. Personally, I'm surprised no one has bio-engineered a purple banana. Imagine how popular it would be in breakfast cereals! ;-)

    1. Girl! Yes! Instead of purple horseshoes, we could totally substitute purple bananas. I bet Lucky Charms would get a boost in sales. And I'd laugh, so it must be a brilliant idea, lol.

  2. Awesome, Keely. Can't wait to hear more about your journey to move, meditate, and make! ;0) Mmm, good is right!

  3. Can't wait to hear about your journey. I love that you're dreaming about Prince music - maybe you saw the whole concert??

    1. Lisa, I only WISH I'd seen the whole concert. Prince is definitely on my concert bucket list.

  4. Yes, yes, a higher floor! Love it, Keely! (And my thanks to Prince, too!) Can't wait to see where your journey of punching elevator buttons and MMM takes you!