Angela Kelsey

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We Interrupt Our Regularly Scheduled Programming

Filed in Stories :: March 3, 2012

Today a dear friend told me, with some trepidation, that sometimes my writing is a little, well, restrained.

I know this.

I even know that often when I feel most passionately about a subject, my inner editor is most active, cautioning against being too loud, too strong, too strident, too vulnerable, too much, too [fill in the blank].

After that conversation I heard this song on the radio:

Marvin Gaye sings:

I used to go out to parties
And stand around
‘Cause I was too nervous
To really get down
But my body yearned to be free
I got up on the floor and thought
Somebody could choose me
No more standin’ there beside the walls
I done got myself together baby
And now I’m havin’ a ball

Tomorrow Women’s History Month posts will resume, with, I hope, a little less restraint.

We’ll have a ball. Maybe we’ll even really get down.


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  1. wholly jeanne

    well, what say we take that committee member out and shoot him. cut loose, sugar. let ‘er rip. i mean, really, what have you got to lose?

  2. wholly jeanne

    me again. back to say that your writing doesn’t feel restrained to me, but then i know that backstage, you are in the final stages of penning a rather intense book. that can be emotionally draining, so it’s a nice balance to write of everyday stuff here on this blog. just sayin’. . .