So I’m listening to music now. That is, not this very moment now, but now generally, day to day now. Now as in impulsive now, I’m in the mood for Thelonious Monk now, Nirvana now.
I mention this because the ability to attentively listen to music was one of the casualties of my bout of encephalitis 23 years ago. Information processing in general became difficult. Since then, if my cognitive load becomes too large, I suffer a general cognitive collapse for a while. For most of this time, listening to music was one of the fastest routes to this. Continue reading “Listen”