Because It's Fun

Tomorrow is Halloween. I’m going as Elton John.  My daughter is going as Wednesday Addams. And my son is going as a Porsche 964. My husband has been spending the last few months in our garage, using the diode laser cutter and CAD software to make my son’s costume something special. The car fits him like a glove, and it transforms perfectly. It also lights up and plays the Autobots soundtrack.

Our level of nerdery knows no bounds.

When I asked my husband why he was going to all the trouble, he just said, “Because it’s fun.” It was such a sweet and playful response, and it got me thinking about how important it is for adults to create…just because it’s fun.  It reminded me.  Art doesn't need to make sense.  I was inspired enough to pull out my ukulele and write a few completely nonsense songs.

Reader, if it’s been a while since you’ve made something for no other reason than that it’s fun, I highly recommend it.  The lightness I have in my heart this week is a sensation I haven’t felt in a long time. Wishing you a playful heart, and I’ll see you next Monday. -Em

P.S.  If you’re interested in picking up the ukulele, here’s a fun article for beginner ukulele players.  The part I contributed is at the bottom.

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