Life has certainly changed since this little boy came into my life. Used to Yorkshire Terriers that loved nothing more than to sleep, Simba loves to play, cuddle with his mummy and have frequent walks. We take him three times a day and he still has the energy to play with his teddy for a couple of hours in the evening.
I love taking him for a walk. He trots away in front of me on the long lead, looking back every few feet to make sure that his mummy is still there.
On our usual walk we always pass a house that has a garage attached, with a man tinkering with his motorbike. I am convinced he lives in the garage as I never see him out of it.
I always walk a little slower past that house because as he works on his motorbike, he is playing classical music full blast. The kind that I love. There is something about classical music that just speaks to me and stops me in my tracks.
One of my favourite pieces is Chopin, Nocturne No 2 which is a well known song, but I also like look out for more modern composers. I discovered a man called Ilya Beshevli who you can find on Soundcloud. What he can do with a piano just speaks to my soul. His music, particularly "Snow Waltz" I could listen to for hours. It brings me peace.
Music like that slows the world down for me and brings me calm.
The thing about classical music however is that I do not like to listen to it with earphones. Music like that needs to fill the room and flow around it. The thing is, all of my music is stored on my laptop. I do not own any CDs anymore, nor have a stereo that can flood the room with music. But yet, that is still too modern for me for this music.
What I want, and think that I am going to invest in some time in the next few months is a classic looking turntable. I want to buy some classical music on vinyl and just sit, with a glass of wine and my eyes closed and listen.
Peace in your life and peace in your mind can be hard to find sometimes. Classical music is my safe space and I am going to make this vision of mine come true.
What kind of music do you like to listen to?