We all have things we like but probably shouldn’t: cheesy novels, mindless TV, chocolate chip cookies the size of our heads. But what about those things we think we should like but don’t? The books, movies, music, and food we’re embarrassed to admit we don’t enjoy, since everyone else seems to think they’re swell?
Well, never fear. Today is a day of unburdening. A day to own up to the things we don’t like, even if others think we’re nuts.
MY LIST OF THINGS I DON’T LIKE. OR AT LEAST THE ONES I REMEMBER TODAY. TOMORROW COULD BE DIFFERENT:
- Life of Pi (too far out there for me)
- Animal Farm (see above)
- The Phantom Tollbooth (see above)
I’m a pragmatist, what can I say? That doesn’t mean I can’t suspend disbelief. I enjoy stories with ghosts, witches, wizards, and more, and I understand theme sometimes trounces realism. So if I had to guess, I’d say it’s an animal thing. I prefer bipeds to quadrupeds when it comes to my fiction.
- The Notebook (sappy, sappy, sappy)
- Star Wars (zzzzz)
- The Lord of the Rings (double zzzzz)
Blasphemy, I know. In fact, many of you–including my youngest teen son–probably just unfollowed me. Oh, poop.
- Bruce Springsteen
- Bob Dylan
- Sheryl Crow
If I didn’t lose you before, I probably have now. Would it help if I included Taylor Swift? Oh, good. Two of you are still here.
Hello? Is anybody still there?
What’s something you feel you should like but don’t? No worries. I won’t judge.
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