That may be true, but sometimes I find it hard to correlate my music selections with my desires/wishes/traumas/happenings going on in my life at that moment.
For instance, I often find myself singing “Tammy” during my early morning cleaning rituals. For those of you who don’t know that song (and that may not even be the title of the tune), it is from the 50’s movie starring Sandra somebody (was her name Dee?).
I guess I saw the show, don’t remember it, but I remember the song. “Tammy, Tammy, Tammy’s in love.”
I’ve never been called Tammy. I never looked like the petite blonde cutie who was Tammy in the movies, I don’t know any of the words except those 5, but I can hum the heck out of notes. Now if my sister is around, she knows all the words, but not necessarily the tune. I, on the other hand, have the melody down but not the words. We make a great musical team.
But, back to the point of why I would have that tune on my mind. I haven’t a clue. Most of the time I don’t know what I’m even singing or whistling. Someone will ask me the name of the song I’m humming or whistling, and I’m not even aware that I’m making any noise whatsoever. Did I mention that my hearing isn’t terribly good?
I have to stop and think to see what is going on inside the old noggin. Embarrassing when I realize that actually nothing is going on in there…my lips are just moving on their own with no direction from me.
Do you have any idea just how uncomfortable that is: to know you are wandering through your life blaring out something without having any awareness that everyone around you is casting strange looks toward you and reaching to turn down their hearing aids? Actually, it isn’t too uncomfortable since I’m unaware of most things going on around me anyway.
I was perusing the various egg cartons recently at the grocery store and someone came up beside me and said, “Oh, I knew you were back here somewhere. I could hear your whistle when I came in the front door.”
I hadn’t a clue I was serenading tomorrow’s breakfast!
I did have a strange sensation yesterday when I found myself singing ‘Here I am Lord’, and promptly fell flat on my face in the street.
Someone please tell me what exactly that means!