I woke up this morning,
storm clouds brewing outside,
and in that moment before my waking self realized I was awake,
a song was singing in my head,
and I say singing,
because it was a chorus of voices ringing out….
“Rise and Shine….and give God your glory, glory! Rise and Shine…and give God your glory, glory….Rise and Shine and give God your glory, glory, children of the …(Lord? World? Earth? No, scratch that, go with one of the first two.)
So there I am with this song blaring in my otherwise semi-unconscious mind looking out at tree limbs and storm clouds and believing it is Saturday…..yet, despite this lack of lucidity (hmmm, lack?) the song persisted.
Then it hit me after a few refrains….I hadn’t thought or heard of the song since I was a kid at camp sleeping in the woods in platform tents. Where had that memory been hiding? Had it been snatched from the Universe circling around on its way to the Recycle Bin? Was it pre-programmed to kick start some part of myself that had been dormant?
Regardless it’s back and it’s still blaring in my mind, yes, right in the background even as I type these words to you. And the cool part is, we used to see who could be the loudest singing and stamping our feet during that song, so I’ve got a whole singing stampede heralding me through the day!
Today, sing as loud as you can and stamp those feet, raise your arms up and live!