Thursday, November 23, 2017

A Typical Walk on Planet C


Part of my pre and post cancer operation therapy is walking

Part of my pre and post cancer operation therapy is walking. Walking has many benefits for most people, but for me it not only exercises my body - it exercises my mind. I sing to myself based on things I see and feel and I never carry a music player. Walk with me and you'll see what I mean.

I'm so eager to get going today that I forget my trademark bandana on my "Hair." As I walk away I turn around so I sing, "Turn Around 5,4,3,2,1" by Flo Rida. This sets the tempo of my walk very fast.

When I reached the corner I see bamboo that I've never noticed before. I instinctively start singing Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie - Bamboo." A few hundred yards beyond the bamboo I reach the Saugatuck Harbor Yacht Club, but what grabs my attention is a rabbit running across the road. I start singing "Running Away" by Roy Ayers.

I make many friends on my walks and the first new friend I made today was a dog. "1, 2, 3, and to the 4, Snoop Doggie Dog and Dr. Dre is at the door." I start singing "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" for a very long time - past the newest house on the street - past our little private bridge, and past an early morning fisherman.

I sing this song for about ten minutes until I started paying attention to the neighborhood houses. I start singing various house music songs with similar types of grooves, "Move Your Body," Pump Up The Jam," and "Can You Party" by Royal House until I finally get back to my own house. You've just taken A Typical Walk on Planet C.

 


I'm so eager to get going today that I forget my trademark bandana on my "Hair."


As I walk away, I turn around so I sing, "Turn Around 5,4,3,2,1" by Flo Rida


I instinctively start singing Shakira's "Hips Don't Lie - Bamboo."


A rabbit running across the road grabs my attention and I started singing "Running Away" by Roy Ayers


The first new friend I made today was a dog


The newest house on the street


Our Saugatuck Island bridge


A fisherman out, trying to make an early morning catch


A house I've seen a hundred times before today started my internal DJ pumping house music songs into my head


Another neighborhood house that had me singing house music songs


And another neighborhood house that had me singing house music songs


Finally I get back to my own house