I was in Panera when an important song from my teenage years began to pour from the speakers. It was “Ask” by The Smiths. I hadn’t thought about the song in years, but when I heard the opening notes, I remembered how some of the lyrics inspired me during high school.
The especially pertinent lyrics were these:
Shyness is nice, and
Shyness can stop you
From doing all the things in life
You’d like to
Coyness is nice, and
Coyness can stop you
From saying all the things in
Life you’d like to
The word for today is BOLD! Let’s not let shyness stop us from doing all the things we want to do and saying all the words we want to say.
Here’s the song’s wacky official music video for your viewing and listening pleasure: