Abandoned Draft Version:
c – symphonies neesum dorma bnl Food – can control it 'drugs Smoking – 40 yo smoker Exercises – ed and mcdonalds
Any guesses? Anyone? I think I was mulling over all the things people do to control their bodies and moods with outside stimuli.
- Symphonies can perk your mood or destroy you, which is an odd thing to pay money for.
- The aria Neesum Dorma can give you goosebumps and make you cry.
- Barenaked Ladies can reset your brain instantly (to a happier time when carefree people left the house and enjoyed themselves).
- Pie can give your heart peace, just like (one would assume) heroin. This is my drug of choice. I tell myself I can control it. (This was drafted 15 pounds ago, before I chose to deal with the pandemic with Pie Therapy. (I’m back on the wagon after my Banana Bread slip-up.))
- Smoking — I had just heard from a friend that his mother took up smoking at the age of 40. I said, “Oh, you mean she told you about her life-long smoking habit at 40.” Nope, he insists she decided to become a smoker at 40. I wonder if she replaced pie with tobacco, because I can’t imagine that scenario any other way.
- Finally, there was a very stressful day when a friend, Ed, saw me walk in to work with a six-course McDonalds meal in a bag, took a long drag on his cigarette, and commented how unhealthy my choices were.
I suppose I meant to expound on how we all jack with our guts, our moods, our serotonin in our own ways. (Still, the supposed (mythical!) high from exercise is the least effective, least immediate, and of course is the one most universally approved.)
I should listen to more music and eat less pie.