The sounds, whole day, double.
Phone calls, email pings, more phone calls,
stories that old people like to tell,
I listen, keep listening.
Then a sudden wave of irritation,
and I know what I need.
Silence. Nature. Wordless Music.
The cool evening breeze welcomes me
as I step into the balcony.
So do the low hanging clouds.
So does the sun, reflecting itself
in a small pond.
I take a few deep breaths
and turn the LoFi music on.
I focus on listening to each beat,
watching the shades on the clouds.
There’s a pinkish orange hue, a bluish grey,
a light grey, a dark grey, some white,
and some very light orange.
The antidote to too much peopling
is silence, nature and wordless music.
Years back, I used to want to run away
away, away, away.
But now, when in stress, or tired
or after listening to too many people voices,
I know, in the moment, exactly what I need.
Sometimes, it’s sleep that’s needed.
Sometimes, binge-watching and over-eating.
Sometimes, I need just to listen to the right kind of music and be with Nature.
Sometimes, it’s writing thoughts down and other times, it’s crying my eyes out.
Sometimes, it’s talking my heart out and other times, it’s sitting quietly.
We always know what is needed, we just need to listen to our bodies and minds.
and let the exhaustion or too much peopling
Imagine dropping all that stress
loading it onto small paper airplanes
and let them fly away.
Imagine the sun taking all your tiredness — mental or physical
— and watch it as it sets into the horizon.
Imagine your own imaginings
and see how light it feels
to just be.
Drop drop drop.
Fly fly fly.
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Here’s two LoFi music mixes I enjoy listening to.