I don’t know about anyone else, but my mind is constantly playing MUSIC. If you read yesterday’s post, it was Barenaked Ladies, “If I had a Million Dollars.”
Unfortunately, this can tend to drive me crazy, until I change the record. How do I do that? Sometimes I have to deliberately think of another song. Sometimes it’s the power of suggestion that changes that song. I recently found a mouse in the snap trap in the cellar. My brain went into an old nursery rhyme about the cat who visited the queen, “he frightened a little mouse under her chair.”
Another way to change the record is to turn on music. I just find it very interesting, when I think about it, though, that my brain constantly seems to have to have a rhythm. Even if it’s one that I made up as a child, it has followed me all of my life.
That, and/or counting my footsteps. Have you ever done that? I’ll be walking down the street and avoiding cracks or counting how many steps between each sidewalk slab or division.
There is always a rhythm, always a song of some sort in my mind.
On that note, here’s a favorite…