Monday, November 24, 2008

Legal Lunacy 11/25/08

Part of being sane, is being a little bit crazy.

Janet Long

And so I went "a little bit crazy" this afternoon and wrote Bleak and Barren. I'm glad I got it off my mind. Any musician will tell you that every now and then you have to clean the spittle out of the horn.

I'm too old to go disco dancing. Oh no, don't say that, I am. Besides I never liked disco dancing that much anyway. I think I'm more of the minuette type. But I know a guy, Yale graduate, PhD, successful, who just loves to go to the disco. hear the ear splitting music and gyrate his middle age body into a frenzy. He considers it a work of art.

That's okay. We all have our ways of going mad. As Mick Jagger once said "It's OK to let yourself go as long as you can get yourself back." The day I can't get myself back is the day I will check myself in to the special care unit.

Some people think I'm crazy now. "He was an actor. He listens to classical music. He's a freak." I don't care. Here I am ,with my head in the clouds, feet planted firmly in the slush, staring at rainbows.

I give you, gratis, my philosophy of life, culled from poetical Asians, mystical Europeans, practical Africans, empirical Latins, homey Americans and a lifetime experience on the stage, because I want to. And there's nothing crazy about that.

I really am Napoleon, you know.

DB - Vagabond Jouneys


Leigh said...

I think you're too tall to be Nappy!
I'm copying the Mick Jagger quote down!
:) Leigh

Mark and Elayne said...

This Disco Duck likes you just the way you are :)

Karen said...

I tagged you for the Marie Antoinette Award. Check it out by going to my blog.

Big Mark 243 said...

Wow ... I couldn't have put things in a better perspective!

a corgi said...

I'm glad you are feeling a bit better DB! I think we all have our bleak and barren moments; good to get them out and then move on

enjoy today :)


Beth said...

If you're a little bit crazy, I wouldn't mind being your "little bit crazy" myself. :)

Bethe said...

I am wondering if you have a coffee maker. I've made soup, steamed vegtebles, and warmed stew and made Ramen noodles in coffee makeers. I guess I've stayed in too many hotels.

I love ya just the way you are, too: )

luv & hugs...