Musings

[Blog] Close Your Eyes

For whatever reason, I’ve never really spent a lot of time “just” listening to music. I listen to it habitually when I’m doing something else, of course: working, writing, driving, drawing… I play it constantly in the background, and I’ve been derailed from one task or another countless times by watching this or that music video. But doing nothing but listening? Sadly, not so much.

So you can imagine my surprise when I found myself wandering Youtube and listening to some of my more recent favorite songs and just listening to them for the sake of listening to them. Eyes closed, moving to the beat, not doing anything else. It was a remarkably rewarding experience, and one I would whole-heartedly recommend.

Musings

[Blog] Wandering

I haven’t taken my camera out much since Armenia. It’s one of the dangers of having too many* hobbies and the same twenty-four hours in a day as everyone else. But last weekend I finally pulled it out of its case and wandered out to the park near where I live. And it was beautiful.

In other news, the night class (Interpersonal Communication) I’ve been taking this semester is just a few weeks away from finishing up, which will leave me with a bit more free time than I’ve had recently– which means, at long last, more writing. I. Can’t. Wait.

* There is, of course, no such thing.

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[Blog] Rest

It never fails to amaze me how restful it is to come home. For various reasons, this week has been a little rough. Good as well, but definitely rough, and that partly because I didn’t end up going home last weekend–for fun reasons, but the point stands. And sadly, I didn’t even properly realize it until I was done with work and finally, finally, driving southwards and home. It was like I could feel the tension leaving my shoulders, my neck, my back, little bit by little bit, and by the time I pulled into the driveway almost all the frustration and borderline hoplessness that had crept up through the week had all but faded away.