Baby you’re a firework

This week I’ve been able to watch the goings on across the pond, on BBC News 24 on in the background. The inauguration was on Wednesday, and went on into the night.

It was good to see the new come in and replace the old… and the Americans really know how to put on a show – from people wearing purple, to the 22 year old poet Amanda Gorman, and Lady Gaga and J Lo singing. But something from the inauguration really struck me this week.

Although I’ve heard and listened to Katy Perry’s Firework many many times … I’ve never really engaged with and related to it as much as I did this week.

See the video here – it was so well stage managed too, with amazing fireworks and shots to make it all tie in spectacularly.

https://fb.watch/3anNk9v53X/

You could say that from a United States perspective, the song could be related to better times coming after the hurricane that was the last 4 years … with rainbows and the perfect path in the future.

We had a trip to Washington planned in 2020, but maybe we’ll make it there in 2022 or 2023. We’ll see.

I’m so pleased for the change over there and I hope they do reunite as a country. Hopefully it’ll help economies all over the world to recover a bit too, with the USA hopefully bouncing back, and hopefully less deaths from the coronavirus there too.

But from my perspective, the song and the way it was stage managed with all the fireworks, shots and setting, hit me hard.

For some of the last 4 years for me, at work have been hard. I haven’t talked about it much on here, because it’s just been what it has been and I’ve been trying to get back on the path I want to be on.

I’ve tried to keep the faith, be resilient and find my place, but it’s not really worked and things are changing again. So I probably need to find another path – yet I still need to be patient and see what happens.

So 2021 will likely be a year of being patient and waiting to see what happens, before some more change.

Anyway, here are the lyrics which struck such a chord with me:

Do you ever feel like a plastic bag
Drifting through the wind, wanting to start again?
Do you ever feel, feel so paper thin
Like a house of cards, one blow from cavin’ in?
Do you ever feel already buried deep?
Six feet under screams, but no one seems to hear a thing
Do you know that there’s still a chance for you?
‘Cause there’s a spark in you
You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July
‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe
You don’t have to feel like a waste of space
You’re original, cannot be replaced
If you only knew what the future holds
After a hurricane comes a rainbow
Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed
So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road
Like a lightning bolt, your heart will glow
And when it’s time, you’ll know
You just gotta ignite the light
And let it shine
Just own the night
Like the Fourth of July
‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
It’s always been inside of you, you, you
And now it’s time to let it through
‘Cause baby, you’re a firework
Come on, show ’em what you’re worth
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
As you shoot across the sky
Baby, you’re a firework
Come on, let your colors burst
Make ’em go, “Oh, oh, oh”
You’re gonna leave ’em all in awe, awe, awe
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon
Boom, boom, boom
Even brighter than the moon, moon, moon

All the upheaval in work started when Trump got in… and hopefully now he’s out, things will pan out nicely for me. I’ve learned and been through a lot of ups and downs in the last 4 years, and now I think it’s time to see if I can reignite the spark in me, and see if I can find my perfect path, or a better one at least.

Finally, this morning I went downstairs… and saw this…

It’s a rainbow cast from a little triangular prism my sister got me for my Christmas. The first time I’ve seen a rainbow cast from it. 🙂

Things are feeling like they’re on the way up, like there’s an end in sight. I’m done worrying and letting it all get to me…

I’m going to take it all as it comes and be positive in seeing what the future brings. I’ll try and be brighter then the moon, moon, moon, but we’ll see.

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