Music = Rejuvenation

Music has always been the best way for me to cool down and be happy. Good music that is. It has the power to refresh your mind, to put things back into perspective. Many a times I’ve felt like the world was moving too damn fast and I just needed to slow down and listen to something relaxing, something to shut out all of the craziness and chaos. Yes, it’s not possible to shut out that chaos forever because that is how the world works, but I definitely need time to myself to reflect and think.

This particular piece I picked out has the right amount of ambiance and soothingness to calm anyone down, including the angriest people ever. Whenever I am to sit down and write, I need something to get me into a mode and this is definitely it. Just close your eyes, like I did, and let the music take you wherever you want to go.

The title of this post is a reference to a similar post I did a long time ago called Exercise = Rejuvenation (which accidentally got overwritten with a post about the 2015 State of the Union, unfortunately).

Refresh

Sliding into Writing Mode

Meditate, meditate

Rest your brain

Slow down and let the waves rush

Slow down and let the air rush

Forget everything else

All of the excitement and chaos

Just write

And be free and easy

Don’t let the walls cave in

For the walls are all gone

Dirty

I feel that settling down to write after being pumped with excitement and sheer anxiety all day requires some disciplinary action. It requires washing away all of the distractions, the dirt, and focusing on the blank slate in front of you. There are a number of gears I have to shift in order to get into a comfortable writing mode. With YouTube on my mind and my video making bug getting clingier, I have to mind the balance between the two, but needless to say that the former is by no means a success at this point.

Dancing Like I’m 18 Again

Dancing with all the kids
Like it was just yesterday
Doing the Cha Cha slide
Like they did at my high school arrays
Those moves, the sound, the energy
Electricity pumped through my veins
I was alive
I was cool
I was young and happy, so full of yeah
A burden of adulthood
Lifted off my shoulders
Then the fireworks started up
It was truly spectacular, the fizz and smolder
I watched in awe
As they shot off
On that July 4th night
Celebrating my country
Celebrating us
Celebrating me
Very rarely
Will this ever
Happen again
But I savored the moment
As 18 pulls away
And I advance
Toward the
Inevitable future


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “The Young and the Rested.”

When was the last time you felt truly rejuvenated and energized? What made you feel that way?