I was sitting on our deck today watching the world go by and had a thought. I know they don’t come as often or as concise I’d like, but there you are…….and here is one. Should butch wives succumb to the music in their ears and spontaneously burst into dance moves no matter where we are? Once those little white wires are firmly affixed to our heads and ears, can we actually avoid such an outburst of bodily movement?
I decided to take a survey. While watching the world run, walk and skip by the house, I took notice of those female persons with earplugs. The first concern was were those under surveillance likely butch wives…….and in a totally unscientific decision process I decided most were. After all this is Bernal Heights in San Francisco – the lesbian, dog, and vegan capital of the world I think.
Of the dozen or so individuals I saw with ear plugs in, all but 2 had a distinctive rhythm to their gait but no display of total abandonment or sudden bursts of twirls or high leg kicks. One woman with ear plugs looked like they were listening to a lecture on something, and had no particular rhythm in her step at all – often stopping and starting for no apparent reason. Another one seemed to be talking into their wires so I assumed they were on the phone sans music and eliminated them from the study.
So my original question had yet to be answered……….should butch wives abandon any sense of decorum and burst into dance when our music receptors are tweaked? From the survey it is clear most people can’t help but respond to rhythmic sounds no matter where we are or how we feel. A foot begins to move up and down without any awareness on our part, or a finger begins to tap the table to the beat of the music in your ear. I find if I’m feeling low, music will also bring a smile or sense of ’okayness’ to my soul, and the world just seems like a better place.
Butch Wife Tip #13
When you’re down or out of sorts for any reason, turn on your radio or music player, grab your wife, and dance with abandon. It’s the one thing we all have in common regardless of our choices in life. And its the one thing that seems to always, without fail, put a smile on your face every time you do it. So do it!!