I've always had songs that reminded me in some way of diabetes. The one that used to make me laugh as a teen was Sheryl Crow's 1996 hit Everyday is a Winding Road because of the line "Everybody gets high, everybody gets low. These are the days when anything goes." And now that I have a continuous glucose monitor, it's obvious that "winding road" is a particularly apt description of my blood glucose trends.
Dia-Beatles. We took Beatles lyrics and changed them up to fit diabetes themes.
It's no secret that I relate to music. So many of us find real catharsis in music. That's why there is a field of rehabilitative therapy based on music and our responses to it! Sometimes my Twitter feed is full of angst-ridden song lyrics from people in the diabetes community because it just describes where we are that day, that minute.
The day after we got home from our trip to Kansas City for Simonpalooza - a gathering of more than 20 people from all over the world who knew one another mostly only from online interactions - I heard this song on the radio and it brought me to tears.
That's a rarity. I'm not a soft touch.
But it made me think of the people in my community and their individual and collective struggles. It made me think of the friends who shared their weekend with me: Simon, C, Scott, Bob, Jess, Sara, Victoria, Sarah Jane, Cherise, ScottyJ, Allison, Barbara, Kelly, Jeff, Kim, Mike, Amanda, and Heather & Becca.
I'm dedicating this song to them today.
Here it is, Pink's F*ckin' Perfect (the clean version):
This post was written as part of NHBPM - 30 health posts in 30 days: http://bit.ly/vU0g9J.