I have had a really odd week. I might write a bit more about it next week. I am just trying to distract myself mentally at the moment, because I want to dwell on wonderful things, not challenges. That is alright isn’t it?
One of my habits when I am feeling a bit overwhelmed by situations beyond my control is that I tend to sing more in order to keep negative thoughts from dominating. I sing all sorts of songs. But this week it has been opera!
Now, I have to admit, I don’t always know the words. So, I often find myself making up words (which really annoys my sister Mandy!) This week, it is the tune below that has been swirling round and round my head. Sometimes the volume in my head is magnificent and I am desperate to stand up on the bus, or at work, or in the supermarket and start singing at the top of my voice my made up words to this stunning tune!
However, I really am not sure how well I will be received…so, I have not been brave enough yet!
But I have to say…although my musical tastes are truly diverse…the professional opera singers are just in a league of their own! It sends shivers up and down my spine hearing the notes they hit and hold. I would love to be able to sing like that. I would love to wear fabulous dresses and enrapture an audience. (Well…my karaoke performances are quite entrancing I am told!) I had singing lessons as a teenager. I am glad I learnt the basics like breathing control…but they were just too expensive to continue with. But what a amazing gift those opera singers have.
Love it or hate it…opera is helping me keep my thoughts elevated and uplifted this week.