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Remember how we all talked about dogs and the zoomies the other day? I wonder if they are having a cathartic reaction to something in their lives. I love a good dance it out (when no one is looking), a quick run around the yard (again when no one is looking–I hope).

It is too bad we all so close to our neighbors. I think a good scream it out or sing at the top of our lungs would be quite cathartic for all of us. It seems the only time I can do that is on a car trip by myself. Me and Babs doing Yentl or other Broadway musicals can bring me back to me.

Sometimes baking bread will do it with the punching down the dough. I think any physical burst of energy can pull out a lot of emotions without spending tons on psychiatrists and meds.

Another thing I love to do is watch shows like Beaches. That good cry at the end can clear out the cobwebs.

Lately, and this is a bit embarrassing to me, (wow! look above at all the cathartic embarrassments!) if I’m feeling a lot of hopelessness about the world, especially the rulers of the world (notice how vague that is!) I love watching non-stop disaster movies. The plots are similar, stupid rulers making stupid decisions for their own good and scientists that are being paid to find certain answers with no regard to truth, then the rulers say not to panic, which in turn becomes panic. Those we relate to live through it all or are emotional heroes.

And right now it seems knitting and binging horror/weirdness shows get me by until I can dance it out again.

Well, even writing this was cathartic. Thank you, Linda and Enthralling Journey


Hello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra StreisandHello, Gorgeous: Becoming Barbra Streisand by William J. Mann

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This was not my favorite biography of Barbra Streisand, but I couldn’t stop reading all the same. It was different than others I have read in that it helped me see more of her time between being a new singer and the finish of Funny Girl. Being the fangirl I am for Babs, I can never get enough of her. She still mystifies us all with her abilities and talents. Thank you, William J. Mann for delving into this unique life for the rest of us.

I picked this up for free from Kindle Unlimited. It is still KU free. It is only $2.99 for those who can afford it.

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