You know I'm making changes. This blog and my Fliiby channel are two of them. Yesterday, I made plans to create a bunch of five-second animations starting Monday to post on Fliiby. I felt wonderful. Today, not so much.
I woke up feeling depressed but went on with my day tending to my Mom, then I went downstairs and watched YouTube videos to cheer myself up. I also went on Facebook and Twitter--bad idea. Lots of anti-Trump posts and other bad news.
Look, I know bad news can't be avoided but we need the good and hopeful stuff to balance it out. And I am determined to bring it to you all, particularly in my hometown of East Chicago, Indiana. Let there be joy and let it begin with me.
This Sunday I'm determined to be joyful, so I'm asking myself, "What makes me feel joy when I do it?" The answer is, "Action!" So I'm going to move around in the basement. I'll find some music videos to dance to first. Of course, most of them will be 80s tunes. When I'm feeling pretty good, I'll go play with my art supplies. What's the use of having markers and paper if I'm not going to have fun with them?
That's the whole point: If I'm not having a wonderful time, none of you viewers will, either. So let me begin with this video of a song that for me will always be synonymous with East Chicago's end of summer. Enjoy!