5 days ago
Monday, March 20, 2017
Has there ever been something about yourself that you have held close and not even told your closest friends and family?? Nothing you are ashamed of but something you intended to keep just for yourself.
We bloggers tend to share just about everything about ourselves. As the quote on my side bar states--
"Things I would not tell anyone, I tell the public." Michel de Montaigne.
That has pretty much been my guide line for blogging. After my poop post, I'm guessing you don't think I have held back anything.
My taste in music has been posted about several times. I have pretty eclectic taste in music from the blues, rock and roll, gospel, country, and pop. The only areas I stay away from are opera (don't speak the language) progressive jazz and rap.
But my secret love is classical. This is where I go to unwind, to meditate, to tune in with my senses. Do I know classical?? No. Can I tell you what movement I am listening to? No. Do I know or even care who created or who is performing?? Nope.
I am not a highbrow. I am quite a low brow who just likes to mellow out listening to a string quartet, flutist, or symphony orchestra.
I just let the music flow over me like a healing balm as it turns my mind into a calm lake. My nerves and tensions become Teflonseque.
When I was a teenager, most of us judged music by how good a beat it had and if it was fun to dance to. Generally, me too with those two simple criteria. But I had a secret passion even then that I told no one about. I didn't want anyone to think I was trying to be snooty.
Do you remember the listening booths that record stores use to have? You could take your vinyl into the booth and without disturbing anyone could listen to your choice.
Most everyone went in with 45s to hear the latest pop hits. I went in with the 331/3 long play classical choices. I did it when none of my friends or classmates were with me. I kept it secret. The booths were my secret vice. I never bought, only listened.
at 4:00 AM Posted by Arkansas Patti