I love music. That’s not to say I crave noise, often music with bigger gaps between the notes is more effecting than the rattle & hum of a rocking dopamine fest. Though that can be good too!
Psychologist Steven Pinker wrote, “music is auditory cheesecake, an exquisite confection crafted to tickle the sensitive spots…” – what would we do without cake!
Others have said music gratifies our pattern-seeking impulse… what would we do without ‘pattern’, or constructed meaning, or some form of tangible narrative.
Enough! I know not what I do.
But I do like to make a slice of cheesecake. All be it with bits in, far from perfect, and not fit to serve to the connoisseur.
I do it for personal therapeutic reasons. Yes, it reaches other levels when it can be shared and others can enjoy the experience, and likewise when you can share in others’ communal cake! But for now, it’s a personal thing that helps to keep me sane.
When the day that lies ahead of me, seems impossible to face, when someone else instead of me, always seems to know the way…
Then I look at you, and the world’s alright with me, and I know it’s gonna be…
It’s not always sunny and calm… whatever you’re going through… I wish you well!
More homemade cheesecakes here: Julesprichards SOUNDS