Here's the thing...no matter what is happening in my life, I always have a song for it. Recently, I had quite a bit of extra typing to do at work and combined with some problems with side effects of some medication, I could hardly lift my right arm. It made it difficult to drive, type or even to turn a doorknob. Oh dear. It is better now, thank goodness! Still, for a while there, it was very painful.
Now, at night...when I tried to sleep, that brought on more troubles! What do you do with your arms at night while you are sleeping? Are they down by your side? Do you throw one arm over your head and the other one behind you? You don't even think about it until you have such a degree of pain that it makes you think about it! So...for me, I kept thinking of the song (sea shanty, really) called, "What Do You Do With A Drunken Sailor"...only for me, I changed it to "What Do You With An Aching Arm"! Ha! Do I have a song for everything that happens in my life? Of course! Doesn't everyone?
What is a sea shanty? It is a song that sailors would sing to make their work go faster and I believe to make their lives more pleasant. John from his blog "Reflections" just wrote a post about sea shanties! Go and read his post just here! He has a picture of a sailing ship along with a diagram of all the parts of a ship too! I don't know why I am so crazy about the sea when I am such a daughter of many generations of the farmers of the land!
Ha! And Richard has always sung this as "What DO you do with a drunken sailor, it looks like it is, What WILL you do! Oh well, if you are singing just for yourself, you can change things around as much as you like! Keep a song in your heart, always!