Singing In The Shower

Perhaps one of life’s greatest pleasures is the ability to transform yourself into a singing sensation while simultaneously bathing. If you’re a budding bathroom vocal artist, I would highly recommend this particular type of showerhead. It not only provides a sort of spotlight to shine down on you during the performance, but it also doubles as a microphone when you really need to go for it in that final chorus. Truly, one of the real joys can be found in the amazing acoustics that a shower stall provides. Where singing elsewhere in the house might produce less satisfying results, the reverb and echo in a shower can make one think, “Wow, I sound incredible! Why didn’t I ever pursue a singing career?” Even the water splashing onto the floor can begin to sound like applause from adoring fans. For a brief moment, you wonder if you should take a bow, but then realize the coffee is ready and so you simply hop out and dry off while happily humming the last few bars. How exhilarating!

Very few experiences in life allow for these wonderful solitary moments where our imaginations can run wild. Music and art share that wonderful ability to consistently provide these kind of experiences. Sure, we’re not usually naked when painting with watercolor, but if that is your thing, then, of course, by all means enjoy! That ability to be lost in a creative moment is one of the best feelings in the world. When we can let down our guard and just allow ourselves to go with the flow, we are always at our best. Free from rules and constraints and just completely going for it without a care in the world. When I was a kid, I always approached everything this way, but as I got older I’d spend time thinking things through first. This usually led me to rethink an idea entirely and move onto something far safer. Which, of course, does nothing but stifle creativity and keeps us moving down the same path.

These days, whenever I can, I try to approach life like a little kid would. I don’t overthink things and spend precious little time worrying about what might happen next. Because of this, I’ve been labeled “impulsive” by some, which is the word people use when they see others doing what they wish they could do as well. This, however, isn’t an accurate description as impulses are often involuntary actions that have no rhyme or reason whatsoever. In truth, a better label would be “instinctive,” which I think was true for all of us once upon a time. Somewhere in the journey of growing up, we can forget to rely on these instincts and choose instead our learned behaviors. What can feel like showing proper restraint is really just a habit based on those tedious adult fears of the unknown. I say, play on like a child would! Have fun and try whatever crazy things you can in life! And if you ever worry that you don’t have it in you, just remember that perfectly amazing time that you were almost famous while singing in the shower.

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21 Comments
  1. Sharon Nolfi 2 months ago

    Love this post! Yes, play on, and remember to eat dessert first. Lovely watercolor.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon!! 😃💕 hehe… yes to dessert first!!!

  2. Chris Alves 2 months ago

    Great little picture. We have the same head. Makes me think I am Pavarotti – but perhaps not! My wife is a trained singer who won’t allow me to sing in the shower, I am so flat. I had a lesson once and the teacher said I was the only pupil she thought she would not be able to help. Tuneless but unique!

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Chris!! 😃💕 Oh wow… that’s quite an interesting story! Tuneless, eh? Well, you’re right tough… totally unique is not a bad thing to be at all!!

  3. Sharon Bonin-Pratt 2 months ago

    Now that’s what I like – a nice refreshing shower. Terrific painting, Charlie.
    Lucky for most everyone around, I usually shower quite early and have the decency not to sing. Lucky for all.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks so much, Sharon! 😃💕 hehe… awww you should still belt out a tune! Would make the morning so much more fun!

  4. Jennifer McLean 2 months ago

    awesome post charlie. And so true. “Go with your gut” as they say, that and “dance in the rain” or shower, as may be. ;o)

  5. Jan Williams 2 months ago

    Thanks for the smile Charlie.

  6. Sandra Gilbert 2 months ago

    Lol, I don’t sing well even in the shower, but I do have that mislabeled impulsive streak and can get seriously lost in the moment while painting. In fact I have lost whole mornings that way. 🙂

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      hehe… isn’t that the best?! I never have much time to paint, but when I do… I’m totally gone for a moment and have to rush to the finish once I realize what time it is! 😊

  7. Terresa Peterson 2 months ago

    Great painting Charlie. You do some wonderful metal renditions with your watercolor! I need to work on painting metal. By the way I still haven’t heard from Cheap Joe’s concerning the AJ Nomad tin or the Joe Miller pallette with brush from July. You said to remind you if I hadn’t heard anything by Friday and I haven’t yet. Thanks in advance for checking on this for me! I appreciate all that you do for us.

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      Charlie O'Shields 2 months ago

      Thanks, Terresa! 😃💕 Painting metal is so much fun! And thanks for letting me know. I’ll follow up with them. I know there was a bit of a delay for the balance of prizes, sorry about that. I’ll check in and see where things are at!

  8. SnehLata Maheshwari 2 months ago

    Awesome metelic shower.

  9. smzang 2 months ago

    I don’t know which to applaud first, the text or the drawing. Both are engaging and excellent!

  10. […] shows. The first was Laverne and Shirley, a show where I can still sing the entire opening song. Though I only do so in the shower. The second spin-off I loved was Mork & Mindy, the story of an extraterrestrial that journeys […]

  11. Elizabeth Metz 1 month ago

    This cracked me up.

    But this, (“Because of this, I’ve been labeled “impulsive” by some, which is the word people use when they see others doing what they wish they could do as well.”) may need to be incorporated into my life philosophy. Or turned into a bumper sticker. Because TRUTH, brother. PREACH.

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