Do you ever feel like screaming? I know I do. Sometimes I’ll scream at my laptop, usually out of pure frustration. And it feels good! I need that cathartic, primal release of emotion to rebalance myself. And working from home helps (I wouldn’t do it at the office!).
When I saw this article, about Shout Sisters screaming into the night, it made sense to me.
“It’s the freedom to do something wild and fun … to let it all go in a mighty roar.”Gretchen Miller
Take a look at the article, there are groups from Sydney to New Delhi. I really like the idea, but I’m not sure how it would work in Hong Kong (my home).
Most important is this idea of ‘letting it all go’. Releasing the stress and emotion. How would that work for you? Maybe it’s clubbing, Karaoke, the gym.
And while I was Googling this topic I came across Sister Rosetta Tharpe. I think that she’d probably appreciate this idea too. Sister Rosetta Tharpe was an African-American singer and guitarist. She was famous in the 1930s and ’40s with her gospel recordings, one of which was ‘Shout, Sister, Shout’ (which is how I made the connection).
The lyrics include this memorable verse:
Now listen everybody to the precious words
I’m gonna do some chirping
And I ain’t no bird
There’s a reason for living
A reason for dying
A darned good reason why a woman starts crying
A reason for a mole, a reason for a dimple
But there ain’t no reason why a man’s so simple
I seem to be collecting songs at the moment, take a look at The Purpose Song, from Avenue Q.
And here’s Rosetta Stone, singing Shout, Sister, Shout: