Thursday, October 22, 2009

You Do The Hokey Pokey And You Turn Yourself Around, That's What It's About....

I've been thinking about this a lot lately. What IS relative in relation to the way we approach achieving our dreams? We have been brainwashed into believing that there is only one right way to do anything, and if you put one toe outside of the box, a monster will grab you and carry you off to the darklands, where rule-breakers are taken, disposed of and never return or are seen or heard from again.



I mean, who came up with this...

"You put your right hand in...."

(What if you want to put your LEFT hand in?)

"You put your right hand out..."

(Now what if you are really getting somewhere with your left hand, coloring outside the lines, coming up with the theory of relativity, having tea with Einstein and coming away having learned that you too can have a bad hair day and break all the rules and and be given big awards and never forgotten because you dared to go against the grain?")

"You put your right hand in..."

(And there you were, just getting somewhere. Tsk, tsk. What a shame...)

"And you shake it all about."

(Now, I can get down with that!)

Now, the last verse is finally getting somewhere!

"You do the hokey pokey
and you turn yourself around
That's what it's all about."

Now turn yourself around and do everything backwards.

2. Left Hand
3. Right Foot
4. Left Foot
5. Head
6. Butt (I can't help giggle at that!)
7. Whole Self. (At this juncture run all around the room, scare the living daylights out of everyone, tell them they've been doing it WRONG the whole time, and in the end, you might just save some lives.)

At least that's my approach to things. Saving the world is never an easy job.



  1. Hi Maitri, In England we call it the Hokey Cokey ... then make a little house using our hands ... occasionally someone will add 'and the smoke goes up the chimney and you turn around ...'

  2. Your post really cheered me up!! I mean yeah, why do we always have to move on the path chosen for us!
    Please stop by sometime!! :)

  3. Larry Laprise, a postal worker from Boise, Idaho wrote the Hokey Pokey in the late 40's.

  4. Jimmy Buffet does a song called "What if the Hokey Pokey Really is What its All About" I think you would like it alot! :-)