Of course in today's world there are many causes of stress. Even some of the post cards I receive make me so tense I practically get the vapors.
Gears, gears, keep 'em oiled, faster, faster. Ooops, I almost forgot....I have to drive to the mall and the grocery and to get the vacuum cleaner repaired at Vacuum World (where you are sucked up against a plate glass window as soon as you enter - nose prints everywhere), and to the pharmacy (for nose bandages).
Honk, honk, why would anyone put a red light HERE, right in the middle of an intersection? I tell you, even our cat Malcolm is all nerves, as you can see.
So I was thinking that some music therapy might be in order, just to calm everyone down. First, a request from Malcolm. Clyde the parrot wanted to hear something by Van Clydebird but of course Malcolm prefers a more feline touch on the 88's.
If you are fortunate, you may have an amateur band in your neighborhood. You could organize a block party with music, food, prizes, wind, hail, lightning, the whole package. Doesn't that sound relaxing?
Learning to play these large cymbals is quite an art. Many a would-be cymbalist has been beheaded before really getting the hang of it.
Dancing is optional. This is a form of square dance very popular in Oregon. The lightning rods on the hats make for some hot stepping.
Be sure to invite any local composers.
These are just suggestions. You might find it more relaxing to park at your nearby 45-theater complex, hike several miles to the entrance, pay a small admittance fee, and watch one of the latest movies. Just be careful to go into the correct theater or you could find yourself seeing a slightly older film. I really don't mind the older films, but the popcorn is SO stale.
If nothing else works, try yoga. I get so tangled up doing yoga that by the time I've gotten everything back where it's supposed to be I'm physically a wreck but mentally very relaxed.