Oh, some of us like to watch and some like to dance
Though we all wake up with the same stamp on our hands
Counting stars and counting cars and just counting miles
Doing it freestyle, you style, me style
Ain’t got nowhere to be child
Freestyle: a performance or routine featuring relatively free, unrestricted movement or intended to demonstrate an individual’s special skills or style, as in figure skating, gymnastics, wrestling or surfing.
Since I have absolutely no special skills in figure skating or gymnastics, looks like I’ll have to stick to surfing…er, wrestling…with words. And so, welcome to the first installment of Freestyle Friday! This is a new feature that will run each week barring life’s disasters, airplane schedules and inevitable laundry piles.
Each Friday, I plan to highlight or write short articles on philanthropy, music, books and movies. There will be mindless humor, cute animals, and feel-good stuff. And, if I’m brave enough, I may even share some original poetry borrowed from the Hummingbird nest that I hide in sometimes.
Right now, I’m in that creative stage where the ideas are flooding in and topics are taking up space on my writing board.
Please help make these Fridays more about you than me. Do you have a charitable organization you’re passionate about and could use a little publicity? A good news story you want to share? Several of my blogger friends ( Beth, Ned, Hook and Char) are looking to publish in 2015 and I hope to feature their work during this series as well. (Shhh…I haven’t really told them that part yet!)
If you have an idea, need a platform for your book or something positive to share, please find me via my Contact Page. I won’t have many rules, but will avoid negative and highly controversial subjects. Not because I’m scared, but until I’ve walked in everyone’s shoes, I don’t feel qualified to freestyle in the unknown. Plus, the hard stuff makes me all wiggly and I already have a hard time sitting still.
Don’t worry, friends–you grab the surf board and I’ll find a bike. We’ll have a great time figuring it out together.
Note: I’m not entirely sure, but I’d wager that Ned taught the guy in the video how to dance 😉