So I thought that I would be like the cool kids and share one of my favorite songs of all time with you, "Crazy" by Pylon. This song runs through my head an awful lot because of the following lyrics:
"...your head's shaking 'cause your arms are shaking
and your feet are shaking 'cause the earth is shaking..."
Audrey's body can just be all over the place sometimes. Actually a lot of the time. She jumps up and down, pumps her arms, thrusts them up in the air, shakes her hands and head, and paces the floor. There are various theories as to why autistic people do this. It's supposed to be because of some kind of lack of body awareness. Or some such thing. I once heard a non-verbal autistic teenager explain through an augmentative communication device that she had no feeling in her limbs unless they were in vigorous motion.
So her arms are shaking 'cause her hands are shaking...oh God I cannot get this song out of my head. But there are worst things in the world because it is one of the greatest songs of all time. Don't be put off by the title as relates to autism. I always took it to be about someone just feeling out of sync, but it may actually be about being in love.
"...you're funny and you don't know why
You're funny and you can't even cry
You're funny and you don't know why
You're funny and you don't even try..."
On a related note, go check out my friend Sherri's new blog Post Taste. She's from the super-cool part of the world that produced Pylon. Her latest post, with a pic of her in full B-52 regalia, reminds me of my early 80's college days spent loving all things jangly. R.E.M., Pylon, Love Tractor, the dB's...you can't be from down there and NOT have awesome taste...check her out!