Light as a feather, stiff as a board. Light as a feather, stiff as a board.

Anyone who’s ever been a twelve-year-old girl or had a twelve-year-old girl or hosted a twelve-year-old’s sleepover knows exactly what this means. In fact it’s so universal that despite never participating in or hosting this particular rite of passage even I have light as a feather, stiff as a board stuck in my head. Sometimes that thing really digs in, too.

Kick it out, though, and close behind you’ve got “Shake Ya Tailfeather”. Because of course you do.

It’s got to be said — today’s stream of consciousness has taken a weird, weird turn.

Linda hosts Stream of Consciousness. This week’s prompt is “song.” First, find a picture–the closest one to you (a picture of feathers on the bookshelf). Your prompt is the title and/or the lyrics of the first song that comes to mind when you look at the picture. Have fun!