When I saw the word for this week’s prompt, I immediately turned to the dictionary as I did not know what it meant. The first definition I had a vague memory of hearing (short for corn earworm, an American moth caterpillar that is a pest of corn, cotton, and tomatoes). The second definition (a catchy song or tune that runs continually through a person’s mind.) I had not heard of before. I prefer the second definition and chose to share with you the current tune that is running through my head as I am typing my post: Scream by Usher
Today this song was in my mind as I walked to the supermarket and to my exercise class. Even after dancing to some eighties music at my Sha’bam class, Usher’s voice was still singing to me. As walked to my destination, not only was I listening to this song in my head, I was also dancing to it. At moments like these, I imagine moving my arms and legs to the rhythms and the beats and imagining the sensation I would feel if I were physically dancing.
Hopefully tomorrow another song will replace Scream. I do not mind pleasant-sounding earworms. It is annoying, however, when it is a song I do not like – or an advertising jingle that is repetitive or cliched
Do you enjoy earworms? Which song do you have running through your head right now?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2018
(This post is linked to Stream of Consciousness Saturday. The prompt is: resolution