U is for Umbrella

I wasn't going to do this, but when Dezz mentioned it and I do like the song. I thought why not?!

Umbrella \Um*brel"la\, n. [It. ombrella, fr. ombra a shade, L. umbra; cf. L. umbella a sunshade, a parasol. Cf. Umbel, Umbrage.]

1. A shade, screen, or guard, carried in the hand for sheltering the person from the rays of the sun, or from rain or snow. It is formed of silk, cotton, or other fabric, extended on strips of whalebone, steel, or other elastic material, inserted in, or fastened to, a rod or stick by means of pivots or hinges, in such a way as to allow of being opened and closed with ease.

Guarded caught my eye; I feel this way lately. I feel like I'm hiding behind something, afraid again to put my art out there, not finding time to commit to the projects I start. It has been an odd month, crazy weather, lots of unexpected events, surprises good n' bad. I think how sometimes we hide, when things don't turn out as we might have planned. How we need a proverbial umbrella to distract, distance ourselves from the conditions that might be uncomfortable. When in reality, we need to expose ourselves to them, let it rain on our parade, feel the intensity of the sun, be exposed. It is only then, can we move on and sing n' dance in the rain.  I like Rihanna's version, but  the Glee version blends the two songs I have in my head and I love the way, it is done. I hope you, like me put more of yourself out there and not hide under your umbrella, Ella, ella eh eh eh   ;-D Thanks Dezz~

"The Best way out is always through" ~Robert Frost


Kristi said…
we need to expose ourselves to them, let it rain on our parade, feel the intensity of the sun
*applause* So very VERY true.
I agree the song is great,as is your post,
Most enjoyable,

Jan Morrison said…
I wanted to do umbrella too but couldn't get it to be connected to writing. why not? I got umbrella, lame and knitting too but hey!
very nice post.
Jan Morrison
Jules said…
Very well written Ella and oh so true. Put yourself out there and soak up some rain :)
Jules @ Trying To Get Over The Rainbow
Lisa said…
Don't hide a lamp under a basket...wanted to say hello to you! :D

Sometimes we need two umbrellas.
Carol Kilgore said…
Great post, Ella. As writers, we do have to come out from our umbrellas. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I read your profile ... I'm a military spouse, too.
LTM said…
ooo, I love it! Let ourselves be rained on. Great post. And I did like that Glee version--the whole episode for that matter. I love that show.

Thanks, Ella! 555~
unnamed lad said…
yeah, great post and video! i'm surprised nobody fell on their ehs:)
Unknown said…
Oh there are times we need to hide away, but most of the time - get on out there. How lovely to meet you (a bit late on the A-Z - how did I miss you?) but, better late than never. ;) I think you have a lot to give, I feel it in my water! LOL
MTeacress said…
Hi Ella. :)
Thank you for following my blog. It's nice to 'meet' you.
My favorite version of this song is the one my daughter sings on her guitar.
M Pax said…
Deep analogy and thought-provoking. I keep myself out there. It is tough.
Wanda said…
Oh I'm guilty of seeking for the umbrella.
Hart Johnson said…
It sort of depends on the domain I think--there are things I prefer to hide from, but on other fronts, I think I feel like I need the whole experience... pretty willing to just get wet much of the time...
Arlee Bird said…
I'd never heard that Umbrella song before, but I noticed that one of my nieces posted about this same song. Wow! I guess I'm really getting out of touch with modern music. I haven't even been watching Glee this year.
I feel like I'm hiding a lot too--or maybe I just get so inadvertently covered up I get lost in all the clutter.

Hope you join us in the Blogging from A to Z Challenge Reflections Mega Post on Monday May 2nd.
Brianna said…
I really enjoy Glee's rendition of Singing in the Rain :)
Angela said…
Singing in the rain is the best. And I love that you put that song at the end. You know, my um brella ella ella . . .

Great post.
how nice of you to blame all of this on poor Dezz :)
Ella said…
Dez-lol, You are funny! No blame, just you made me think I should use the word umbrella...there is a rainbow, here. Do you see it? :-D

Jack Edwards-Thank you~

Angela-We all need to have a few umbrellas and we must dance with them, too ;-D

Brianna-I love how they blend something new with something old! Me, too~

Lee-You crack me up; life gets in the way sometimes and we miss things! See, now you are caught up ;-D Reflection post sounds nice!

Talli-When I visited London, no rain n' no fog. I sooo wanted to see the London fog...I'm from New England, where fog is like pea soup, so thick.

Hart-The adventure side of you prevails! I like that about you~

Wanda-WE all have our moments and it depends on how big is the storm!

MPax-It is tough; I have done both, but I'm trying to face the music ;-D

Michelle-I bet it is lovely; Nice to meet you~

Lauracea-You are funny! Thank you~

Bud-You are right; then no eh's but oh's and ah's

Leigh-Me, too! It is fun to watch and see what they will come up with next~555
Ella said…
Carol-Nice to meet you; I will drop by soon! Ahh,a military spouse, we can compare moving wounds and our favorite place, so far!

Alex-I think you so right! And sometimes we need to share~

Lisa-Love that; I will be by...I was thinking about you and here you are!

Jules-Yes, it is time to get water logged, refreshed and then shake like a dog and begin again!

Jan-I will stop by and read your post; I have been dealing with T-showers on and off all day!

Yvonne-Thank you; I know you love music, it was fun~

Kristi-Thank you; I loved your U post~
Amanda Trought said…
Ella, this was great love the combination of the two songs, sometimes in the hiding we can take stock regroup ready to face another day:)