I was just poking around the unschooling.info site (which Sandra kindly took off our hands when our hands were full of all sorts of other things) looking to see what I might wish I had saved if it disappeared, and I came across this video.
Somewhere on the site the singer talks about how he wrote it because his dad used to let him play hooky so they could spend the day together and that feeling of freedom stayed with him. Having lots of memories of playing hooky myself, both dad-authorized and, um, Rue-authorized (I love you mommy!), I can understand being inspired to write a song about that heart-lightening, chest opening up, full of possibilities, walking on air sensation. I don’t write songs, but I’m writing a life about it.