Sometimes I manage to seize the moment and really good things happen here. This morning Maureen was struggling, once again, to find clothes that she was comfortable in. So I asked how I could help? and She said play Star by Kristie Hennessy for me. Not a difficult task with YouTube available in the next room. What followed was simply amazing.
Maureen sang along to what has become one of her favourite songs. She then bet me I couldn’t find a Bing Crosby, then a Joan Baez number, and on it went. The change in her mood was immediate and the problems of finding clothes became a distant memory. I am now wondering how much more I can use music as a vehicle for positive change.
I have seen, with my own eyes, how music can lift mood. I just have a sneaky feeling it can also provide cognitive stimulation and open new pathways in the brain. I’d better get that book out of the library: Musicophilia, that one of my friends recommended, and I never got round to reading.
I had intened to Blog on this front in the morning. I have posted it now because I must improve my sleep pattern. This means staying in bed much later in the morning. One thing I am going to do is keep my computer switched off from 8 pm at night until 10 am in the morning. If I don’t get more sleep soon I will collapse. This is just one of the measures I am going to take to try to improve my sleep pattern.