I had to work this morning. Sunday shifts always make me extra grumpy. And tired – since I never seem to get enough sleep Saturday nights when I work Sundays, no matter how early I try to get to bed. Boo hoo, right?
It didn’t help that multiple things at work exacerbated my underlying tiredness and grumpiness. Buggy software upgrades, other grumpy co-workers…having an old female coworker I’ve never even met mutter angrily at me because she didn’t think I was perky enough. Fuck perky! As a result, I felt a little “stabby” on my ride home. Listening to Depeche Mode’s cover of Beethoven’s Moonlight Sonata helped tame my emotional beast a bit.
Later in the afternoon, I played my piano. First time I’d “really” played in a few years. What did I play? Just some stuff by ear – Strangelove by Depeche Mode, some showtunes, random melodies I made up on the fly. Didn’t feel like digging out any sheet music.
Yes I’m rusty, but it still felt good. Need to do that more often! Music really does tame the beast within…