my brother brian (@briankoppelman he’s so great!) was on the radio show yesterday (will re-air that show sometime this weekend). and i asked him about my short lived habit of roaring (like a lion) while on the school bus as a child. i had been thinking about this because during last weekend’s girls’ trip to the canyon ranch spa, my sister shared this bit of jenny trivia with our friends.
and maybe this was a bigger deal than i had remembered it to be.
i remember roaring. i don’t recall why i did it. but i remember that i did.
my brother says i roared because i was angry. he says that when i was confronted on the school bus by a kid that made me uneasy, was mean to me or didn’t do what i wanted him/her to do, i responded with a roar.
i responded with a visceral, guttural, lion-like roar.
which is odd because i was an extremely verbal child-short and round like a butterball turkey -but extremely verbal.
my brother says that this roaring caused him to question my sanity.
but as a grownup, i believe it could be a useful tool.
and maybe i need to bring “the roar” back.
because im still not great at expressing myself when i am angry.
here is a quick example of what my roaring may have been like (did this at the ranch!)
and my most recent tales from the treadmill where i obliterate the song “warrior” by scandal.
do you remember any strange things you did as a kid?