Okay, okay, so I don't really hate music. I do however, like to sing much more than I like to analyze music. I like to sing more than I care about the composer and the time period and all the stuff that Joel just loves. I get kind of bored sometimes with all that stuff. Mostly, I just like to sing. (By the way, the title of this blog is the title of a Leonard Bernstein song cycle I once learned in college.)
Anyway, I was humming this song the other day and thinking about how so many things in life are just like that. You kind of have to deal with the stuff you don't love in order to enjoy the things you do like.
I hate laundry! (But I like clean clothes.)
I hate cooking! (But I like to eat.)
I hate dieting! (But I like losing weight.)
I hate working out of the home! (But I like being able to pay our bills.)
I hate paying bills! (But I like having electricity.)
I hate scrubbing the toilet! (But I like having a nice smelling bathroom.)
I hate music! (But I like to sing.)
I realize some of those are less poetic than others, but the point is, basically, you don't get something for nothing. And some of these things I hate more passionately than others. Some of them are only mildly annoying, in fact. But either way, I still have to do them if I want to have clean clothes, eat, be thin, pay my bills, turn on the computer, go into the bathroom without gagging, or even sing well.
And it's just a bonus for all of you people out there who actually like to scrub toilets, cook and do laundry.