Wednesday, March 12, 2008

"My feelings show..."


So, I was sitting here in my kitchen, cleaning up after dinner and the kids and mess and all that fun stuff that comes when both your parents work and have no time and you're the oldest, while listening to Colbie Caillat. She got popular while I was on my mission, so I'm just getting to the point with her CD where I listen to it all the time because I'm not yet sick of any of it. She has a song called "Feelings Show" that I really like. It got me to thinking about that whole concept of feelings and how some people are so easy to read, like an open large print book and others are much more difficult to understand, like trying to read Rousseau in it's original French when you only speak Spanish. I tend toward the large print. I struggle hiding my feelings, they seem to play across my face, whether or not I want those around me to know what's going through my head. My face shows it all, if I'm annoyed, happy, sad, depressed, frustrated, upset, tired, bored, ready to kill someone, disbelieving...you name it. I would love to find a way to stop the constant flow of emotion on the stage that is my face, to conceal SOMETHING! ANYTHING! from those around me. But alas, it is not to be.How fortunate for everyone else. The only solution that I've thought of for this predicament is walking around with a paper bag on my head all the time, though there are a few problems with this. Number one: It can get really hot inside a paper bag. Number 2: What if the carefully cut eye holes shifted while I was driving and I got in an accident? Not good. Number 3: It would get all scratchy on my neck. Number 4: I HATE when things touch my face Number 5 (and this is the last one, promise) It would mess up my hair. :) So I suppose there's not much I can really do, I guess I'll just live with it, like I have for the past 22.85 years...

4 comments:

aubrie said...

Yay! I'm glad that you like Colbie. She's pretty chill music, I like it too. I'm just the same as you as far as hiding my emotions goes...I used to think I was really good at it...turns out I was wrong. Go figure. I like the picture and the new design of your blog! Love you!
P.S. What time do you work tomorrow & Friday? I miss you!

Brady and Megan said...

I love you just the way you are, Mal=practically perfect in every way! No paper bag necessary.

Amy said...

May I comment that I think it's fantastic that the only problem you have with wearing a paper bag is concern for safety and comfort. You'll notice "and I'd look like I was wearing a paper bag on my head" wasn't on there anywhere. I'm pretty sure that means you're a good person who is not obsessed with what others think. :)

Nate Mecham said...

Mal, I thought all of those different facial expressions where just nuanced variations on, "I'm cheery, I feel great and I like everything". But then again, it is easy to misinterpret with this bag over my head.

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