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Defying Sanity

April 25, 2013

Practice

Remember when I told you that Scarlett hates my singing? Well, I think we’ve worked through it. Turns out she just hates my belting because it’s too loud. Fair enough. So, we’ve come up with a solution: when I’m practicing she either hides in the closet or stays upstairs. Judgers, this is not Privet Drive. The closet is ginormous with two dollhouses and a cupcake kitchen in it, so it’s not like she’s doing hard time. Sometimes I go in there to hide too. Anyways, I’m working on a new song, and I decided to videotape (Is that still a word?) my practice session so that I can better identify things I need to work on. I hastily set up my phone and started recording. These are the moments, friends. Instead of something useful, I managed to record a metaphor for my life. Oh, life, you so funny.

  1. You’ll notice that I am completely out of focus with no head, belting screaming on pitch. Just an average day.
  2. What is in focus and in the foreground? Scarlett’s _____. It doesn’t matter what it is, just know it’s Scarlett’s. Enough said.
  3. I’m scraping for those low notes at the bottom. Just like I’m scraping the bottom of my patience. And sanity.
  4. Note the headphones. That’s the only way I can hear. If I want to concentrate or sleep, I need to block out all noise around me.
  5. I’m gesticulating to emphasize something that only makes sense to me. “Am I crazy?” I ask myself. Don’t answer that.
  6. At the very end of the video, about 0.5 seconds after the last note, Scarlett tells me where she’s put Leo. Ah, the joys of parenting.

And scene.

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