Wrapped into the tight immovable horde of cars this weekend, I choose to escape, and take the back road from the grocery store to my house. I am a 27 year old married woman, no children (if you don't count my two lovable dogs), and I live in a little rural town, population reaching just over 30,000.
I find that the speed of my car and the volume of the radio to be directly proportional: if one increases, so does the other. However, to my fascination, I was able to add another constant to this formula: my voice.
Next day upon entering the key into the ignition and starting the car, I was certain that some punk has taken my car for a joy ride (and magically return it to my driveway) since "normal" human species would not survive such violent magnitude of noise. Juggling my memory, I recall that I was singing (or perhaps one could say screaming due to my lack of musical talent) from top of my lungs about how "I wanna be a part of something I don't know, and if you try to hold me back I might explode", and indeed, to myself, I sounded just terrific. Now a bit horrified, but my resemblance to Bobblehead was unmistakable.
Well, Miley Cyrus, you got me, you are my guilty pleasure. I even imagined those fabulous wings flashing on my back while I was flying…hmm…driving through the county side. I truly believed that I "Can't be Tamed".
My observation: an untamable spirit is contagious-even to gown-ups. Sometimes ordinary things drives us wild, make us lose control, and we simple love the craziness. (Possibly this is a sign that I am not as "grown-up" as I imagine myself. Concerned? Not really).
So, my thought is that should we really be a shamed or embarrassed of enjoying things not really meant for us? Should I hide my allure to a teenage pop star? Would it send a message that I can not be taken seriously, or even show some sighs of irresponsibility? I constantly find myself judging, for example, an adult with fascination for Hello Kitty or obsession with pink color. But I am realizing that I am not much different. It is just healthy way to release the destructive pressure of the day and insert a dose of happiness. The animated behavior is what keeps us going.