Today’s Daily Prompt: “Earworm” suggests writing about what song is stuck in your head (or on permanent rotation in your CD or MP3 player) these days. Why does it speak to you?
It sounded like a fun assignment, once I could get past the visual that popped into my head of slimy worms crawling into my ear. I won’t gross you out with the story my dad told me involving earwigs. He probably made it up anyway. But I digress…
“When I’m Back on my Feet Again” (Michael Bolton)
I heard this song on my iPod yesterday. It surprised me – because I forgot I had it. Then, the next thing I knew I was humming the song. Not out-loud, but inside my head. With a ridiculous smile on my face. Why?
When that song was first on the radio it made me cry. I wanted to be the one who was back on their feet again. I was fighting a losing battle with depression, anxiety, and mental stress. That was 24 years ago.
I wish I could say I was cured now, but the truth is I will always be prone to depression and anxiety. But guess what…?
Hearing that song made me realize something – I am back on my feet (again) 🙂