Monday, November 27, 2006

Food of Love

Music certainly stirs the emotions - it evokes certain feelings, certain tastes and sensations, certain memories. Like the immortal bard once mentioned in the Twelfth Night, if music be the food of love, play on.

And sometimes it actually makes us think of the most peculiar events at the most inopportune hours.

Imagine this. It's raining cats and dogs outside with thunder splitting the air sending city folks scurrying for cover and inside the operating theatre there's sheer pandemonium with the unfortunate destabilizing patient bleeding out a torrential river of scarlet, playing havoc with his vital stats, and there's me, running about all on my own trying to salvage whatever is possible - and fortunately I manage to do so after an hour of mindless panic ( tempered by the fact that I have an obligation to remain at least outwardly perfectly, icily calm in the storm ).

And then just when I manage to catch a breath in the midst of insanity, the most improbable song plays on the radio and impossibly, I start giggling like a crazed inmate. Easy enough to imagine the guy that I love ( that sing-song karaoke fool :) ) doing his little soft, shoop devil sway in his apartment to the retro disco tunes of Scissor Sisters, maybe even in spiked heels with the feather boa trailing behind, and it makes me smile.

What can I say? I'm a weird creature. Blood and adrenaline makes me sentimental.

Scissor Sister
Don't you feel like dancing?

BTW fear not, gentle reader, the patient's okay too. Doubt he's gonna feel like dancing anytime soon though.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

yeah i'm like that too...

Anonymous said...

We are all human. Music can bring that out in us at the most unusual and stressful of times. Don't you think?

charm.calvin said...

Honey, I just have to listen to Celine's "Because You Loved Me" before I go to bed tonight.

And of course, I sing to it.

Anonymous said...

I used to be crazy over SexyBack remember? Now it doesn't do a thing for me. =P

More interested in stuff like John Mayer and my beloved Matt Dusk. =D

Ban said...

scissors sisters?... Er. What song *was* that anyway?

Lovers...haiz. Me also wan...

Anonymous said...

So long as it wasn't "I can't decide (whether you should live or die...)"

:)

Musang said...

erm...

i have a confession to make. after the accident last year, i found myself sometimes laughing for some small things i look at as funny. at random times... during class, while watching epl and while driving.

have i gone nuts?

hrugaar said...

Yeah, music can carry associated memories and emotions.

Somehow I can't picture c.calvin in spiked heels and feather boa. Paul, yes. c.calvin, no. The mind wobbles ...

ian said...

Oh hoho! I've been listening to Scissor Sister's 'I don't feel like dancing'... Talk about coincidence...

Jemima said...

Love SS's current hit.. great dance tune.

Btw, I've been to South Yarra & had a milkshake. ;)

nyonyapenang said...

lucky thing nothing beyond those "crazed giggles". just trying to imagine paul doing his honkytonk dance. LOL

Yen said...

Dancing's good. I'm not a big fan of carrying an MP3 player around, and I don't listen to radio, but when I hear a snatch of melody, a beautifully stirring opera, I just get arrested, get rooted.

Anonymous said...

the KAKAK GUNTING is phenomenal, dude! wanna dance with me, Paul? hehe...

Anonymous said...

its should be. music of love!!!, check out the movie FOOD OF LOVE, by ventura Pons!!

Anonymous said...

how do u look lie when u giggle?
hehe...