Lately I’ve been focusing on topics and techniques meant to make our journey less stressful. Things such as laughter, karate techniques and spiritual practice. They have been very beneficial for me in managing my symptoms and keeping me in a positive frame of mind. In this post, I would like to touch on another stress buster … music … and more specifically, singing!
I love music! I love all aspects of music: listening, attending concerts, playing instruments and singing! Music puts me in a state of joy … well, not all music … disco and opera are more likely to make me go running like a scared jack-rabbit! So when I say music, I’m mostly talking about rock and roll!
This neurological condition I’m experiencing is rooted in fear and stress, but I don’t feel so scared and stressed when I’m singing … okay, I admit, even when I’m singing disco and opera [I can actually sing, Time To Say Goodbye, by Andrea Bocelli … seriously!].
Truth be told, somebody told me once that I sing like Bob Dylan, but not as good as Bob. With that in mind, I would like to offer the following suggestions [if you sing like me].
First, if you have a dog, put earmuffs on him! Otherwise, his howling is likely to scare the bejeepers out of the neighbors!
Second, if you have kids send them to play with their friends … on the other side of town! You don’t wanna scar them for life!
Third, ask your neighbors to close their windows! You don’t want them calling the police thinking that screeching they’re hearing is a murder being committed! As an extra precaution, close all of your own windows!
Fourth, give your credit card to your spouse and suggest they go shopping! No point in putting your relationship in jeopardy!
Otherwise, throw on your favorite tunes and start singing!
“Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk …”