Surface Pressure

It’s FINALLY SPRING! 🌷

It felt like spring earlier this week, but this morning it was snowing. 😾

I got in some really great hikes this week before the snow came. 😁

How have you been enjoying spring?

I haven’t seen it yet this spring, but something I look forward to in spring is seeing all the different colors of all the different flowers and plants beginning to grow.

Colors brighten my day. 😊

A movie that I recently watched that has a lot of colors and brightened my day was Disney’s Encanto .

Have you seen it? I LOVED it! πŸ’™

There were a lot of fun songs in the film, but my favorite was “Surface Pressure.”

Lyrics:

I’m the strong one, I’m not nervous
I’m as tough as the crust of the earth is
I move mountains, I move churches
And I glow ’cause I know what my worth is
I don’t ask how hard the work is
Got a rough indestructible surface
Diamonds and platinum, I find ’em, I flatten ’em
I take what I’m handed, I break what’s demanding
But
Under the surface
I feel berserk as a tightrope walker in a three-ring circus
Under the surface
Was Hercules ever like “Yo, I don’t wanna fight Cerberus?”
Under the surface
I’m pretty sure I’m worthless if I can’t be of service
A flaw or a crack
The straw in the stack
That breaks the camel’s back
What breaks the camel’s back it’s
Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that’ll never stop, whoa
Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’till you just go pop, whoa
Give it to your sister, your sister’s older
Give her all the heavy things we can’t shoulder
Who am I if I can’t run with the ball?
If I fall to
Pressure like a grip, grip, grip and it won’t let go, whoa
Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, whoa
Give it to your sister, your sister’s stronger
See if she can hang on a little longer
Who am I if I can’t carry it all?
If I falter
Under the surface
I hide my nerves, and it worsens, I worry something is gonna hurt us
Under the surface
The ship doesn’t swerve as it heard how big the iceberg is
Under the surface
I think about my purpose, can I somehow preserve this?
Line up the dominoes
A light wind blows
You try to stop it tumbling
But on and on it goes
But wait
If I could shake the crushing weight of expectations
Would that free some room up for joy
Or relaxation, or simple pleasure?
Instead we measure this growing pressure
Keeps growing, keep going
‘Cause all we know is
Pressure like a drip, drip, drip that’ll never stop, whoa
Pressure that’ll tip, tip, tip ’til you just go pop, whoa-oh-oh
Give it to your sister, it doesn’t hurt
And see if she can handle every family burden
Watch as she buckles and bends but never breaks
No mistakes just
Pressure like a grip, grip, grip and it won’t let go, whoa
Pressure like a tick, tick, tick ’til it’s ready to blow, whoa
Give it to your sister and never wonder
If the same pressure would’ve pulled you under
Who am I if I don’t have what it takes?
No cracks, no breaks
No mistakes, no pressure

Image by klimkin from Pixabay

I can really relate to this song. Can you?

Others can put so many expectations on us, and it can be really hard to meet all those demands WHILE also taking care of ourselves and thinking about what we need to be happy.

If you’ve been spending time focusing on what everyone else wants instead of what you want, I hope this song inspires you to take care of yourself, feel what you feel, and do what makes you happy. πŸ’œ

Wishing you well! πŸ’š