I have said in a previous blog how powerful music is as an escape, as therapy. It would be the one thing I wouldn’t want to live without.
I could easily live without television, it bores me. I never watch the news, it’s always so biased. As for the weather, I can just look out of the window. I do watch the occasional film, but I prefer to read. It generates better images in my mind. The only thing I really enjoy on television is……the music channels. Like reading, music creates images in my mind.
The weird thing is I cannot listen to any of the music that I did when I was Ill before. It was so helpful at the time. I guess its my subconscious mind relating to when I was struggling and doesn’t want me to go back there. In fact there are alot of songs that I used to love that stir up dark places in my mind and I can no longer listen to them.
Thankfully I have a whole new list of bands and artists that I am currently listening to that are helping me to escape.
I even enjoy listening to music in different languages. I don’t have a clue what the lyrics are about, but the music itself takes me on a journey of freedom. Obviously I am a very educated man and can speak two languages myself. Unfortunately one is slang and the other is very bad English.
Headphones on now, time for slumber. What to listen to tonight……??