Day 20 – A song that you listen to when you’re angry
"Building All is Love" by Karen O and the Kids from the "Where the Wild Things Are" soundtrack
I bet by now you are getting really bored of hearing about "Where the Wild Things Are." I have to be honest, though. Not too much touches me the way this soundtrack and movie did. I truly use this soundtrack as a gauge of my feelings sometimes. As a matter of fact, my girls know that if I put this on in the car and don't talk... they need to just sit and let me be.
In case you don't know the story behind "Where the Wild Things Are," it is about a boy named Max who is misbehaving and is sent to his room. While he is in there he "travels" to the place where the Wild Things live, and he has a wild rumpus. He becomes the king of the wild things. When he has calmed down, Max goes home, back to his bedroom, where is dinner is waiting for him, and it is still warm. This is the basic premise of the book more than the movie, but the idea in the movie is the same.
This song, "Building All is Love," is from a part of the movie where Max is with the Wild Things. In this scene he is working out some of his frustration and anger. I love this song for when I am angry because of the energetic beginning and the emotion behind it. This is a song that I can put on, dance around the living room, punch the air, and cry my silly little head off. This soundtrack reall is exhausting if listened to actively.
We have a code in our house. If we are having a really bad day, if we have emotion we just don't know what to do with, we say we are having a Max day. Each of the other family members knows that we are grouchy and don't mean to be. In some strange way that helps all of us deal with the person who is having a Max day. Fortunately it doesn't happen around here too often.