In winter months, particularly on Mondays, it is wicked hard to get out of bed. You may think that, as I’ve already mentioned Garfield on this blog, that I’m going to invoke his “I hate Mondays” mantra here. Not so! For on chilly Monday mornings, when we’d rather stay in bed—or get up and be grumpy—the only antidote is joy and love, in the form the Statue of Liberty Scene from Ghostbusters 2.
Join our heroes as they conquer the evil Vigo the Carpathian (in your case, a “case of the Mondays”) by utilizing the very source of his power—a pink goo that reacts to strong human emotions, notably the fears and anger of 1989 New Yorkers. The Ghostbusters team figures out that by feeling good and spreading joy to others, they can use the goo to do just about anything. They spray the Statue of Liberty with the goo and use the iconic image to rouse of the pride, patriotism, joy, and goodwill of the people to vanquish evil.
Of course, they wouldn’t have gotten very far without Jackie Wilson’s “(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher.” I hope that this song, video, and cinematic masterpiece help lift your spirits and those of your fellow man today. You, too, can be someone’s hero.
Happy, happy Monday!