who watched GLEE last night? anthem week! i effing love that show. can't get enough of it. i dvr it and spend wednesday afternoons learning the dance routines with my kids. their favorite song to dance to is "give up the funk". you remember when they funkified vocal adrenaline? my girls, ages 6 and 4, are bad asses when they groove to that one! even my 2 year old boy rocks it! so funny!
i love this show on so many levels. the underlying messages excite me just as much as, if not more than, the performances. last night, mr. shoo, full of passion, said, "we push through the weird to get to the real stuff." amen, hallelujah and praise the lord! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
mr. shoo pretty much summed up the entire show with this one-liner. the glee kids are quirky; they represent every unsavory stereotype that exists amongst high schoolers. glee reminds us all that these "gleeks" are human beings - as we all are - and helps us identify and empathize with one another.
so, if you watched the episode you'll know that not too long after mr. schuster's comment, he sang "this little light of mine". such a simple anthem, loaded with meaning and inspirational value. each of us is special. we all have gifts that are valuable and important. gifts that can change the world. yes, THE WORLD! you are one person but you are so much bigger than you think! you are not invisible. your energy is far-reaching and extraordinarily powerful - you don't have to be in the public eye to have a profound effect on the world. do not underestimate yourself or the SUPERPOWER you possess! the best thing that you can do for yourself and the people around you is to share your gifts - let your light shine!
the other piece of this dialogue that got my heart pounding was how it relates to my blog. THIS IS WHAT I WRITE ABOUT! pushing through the weird to get to the real! discovering ourselves through the UNIVERSE is wild! the things that i learn at first are totally WEIRD but i have to keep saying to myself, "WHY NOT?" if we can stay open-minded long enough to let the information in, eventually it starts to make sense and becomes REAL.
p.s. puck is super hot!