I’ve been watching a lot of “Glee” lately. It’s true. I’ve been gleeking out over “Glee”!
Part of the allure of this show is the social normalcy in the random bursting out of song. Only on Fox, is it socially acceptable to begin singing and expect all those around you to participate, somehow knowing every perfectly choreographed step and melodic harmony.
Apparently, in real life, it doesn’t work that way…
Yesterday, while shopping at Target, I started lamenting over my lack of cash flow with my own rendition of “Killing Me Softly” and nobody backed me up, let alone began dancing in the aisles with me! Rude, right?! As the security guard escorted me out of the double red doors, I realized public displays of musical theater (PDMT) is only acceptable in flash-mob form or if you’re having a PTSD flashback from your days on Broadway in the 70’s.
Alas, I live vicariously through fictional characters who promote tolerance, acceptance, and loving the person God made you to be…well, without bring up the God part.
All around, “Glee” has a pretty great message – love others, love yourself.
It kind of reminds me of this:
Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love…Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. – 1 John 4:7-8, 11
Whether you like “Glee” or not, you can’t help but being gleeful when you hear the good news that someone out there loves you!
Gleek out over it!