Friday, July 25, 2008

Entertain me, will you?!

How do I entertain myself? What is relaxation for me? Where do I find solace? If I had to answer it in one word, I would say books and add another two words, more books. Or just plain reading. In a way, that is true but not in its entirity.

I like to listen to music. In my college days, I use to go to rock concerts. I was and still am a rock music fanatic. Louder the music, it affected my blood. Thats the way I preferred it. Lately I like jazz but I have not given up on rock music. Music has no boundaries. It can uplift you from anything. You just have to give in to it. I completely give in to it. I let it take over my mind and body.

I am not much of a movie person. But I do like action movies. The blood and gore kind. Those feel good mushy movies bore me to tears. I an only watch the endings and thats about it. I prefer war movies and world movies too.

In my school days I liked going to circus. It was pure entertainment. Nowadays, those are rare. You don't get to see any circus. I think I have not visited any for 20 odd years. Anything that makes me stress free, gives me pure pleasure, makes me behave childish is entertainment for me. Be it writing poery, chatting on the phone, blogging or any other modern way of interpreting it. People watching, walking around doing nothing too relax me.

Lately I have taken to visiting museums, art exhibitions and book readings. Signs of senility? I suppose so!

27 comments:

sage said...

I'd have to say getting away is what I need to relax--an evening in a canoe on a lake, not worrying if the fish are biting, but enjoying the sunset...

anthonynorth said...

I think we're as one on the books issue.

Jenn: said...

Isn't it funny how music can affect us? A good way to test it is driving. I KNOW I drive different when the music is loud and fast.

So true. You really only DO need to see the end of mushy movies. I am horror buff as well.

DJPare said...

Yeah, its crazy how the things that entertain you change the older you get...

Brian said...

Rock out Gautami! The louder the better and then we'll go and blow some stuff up!

Later dude. ;)

Lucy said...

books & music are great solace... It's so funny, I wrote about home being solace then went to devil moods blog and she had sun and I thought YES that too, and NOw Books & music... YeS those too! haha I guess solace can come from many sources.

If said...

music is a great source of solace!!

Whitesnake said...

senility my ass!

What's a museum?

Beaman said...

Jazz music with friends and a nice bottle of wine is my perfect solace.

Granny Smith said...

I think we couldn't be writers without books. I call it "filling the word well" from which we draw inspiration.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

Sounds pretty normal to me Gautami, the thing about circus' though, we still have them visiting Manchester but they don't have animals these days - which is no bad thing.

murat11 said...

Anything to make the blood rush, eh?

latree said...

I've anounced music as my oldest friend, sundayscribblings former prompt. but it is a way of finding solace for me, indeed. can'tlive without it :D

Devil Mood said...

I wouldn't say senility, lol, but our tastes change a little when we become adults. I've certainly maintained my love for books and music, like you. I'm confident that love will never cease :)

jone said...

I have been absent for a while but I loved reading this today. Books is a great way for solace. And music as well.

danni said...

so many choices for you, not senile to be sure --- you are rich with enjoyment!!!

fearfullymade said...

I've never been to a circus in my whole life! Maybe I should go someday, I saw one not far from where I am!!

Rambler said...

books I have discovered lately..but yeah music, I find solace in it from a long time..its really amazing what a beautiful melody can do to my mind

dsnake1 said...

rock on, lady!

senile? nah, not you! it's just your mind getting an interest in new things, and that's not senility. :)

Patois said...

I'm glad you have many places to find solace. A good, loud rock concert is definitely a place for me.

Remiman said...

gautami,
Yes of course,, solace is that activity that takes us outside ourselves for a time and lets us reconfigure our thoughts.
Books??? YES, YES, YES.
Music? The sounds of nature touching my essence is transendent.
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Rob Kistner said...

I'd say you are exhibiting signs of sensitivity -- not senility... ;)

tumblewords said...

Oh, yes. And music. I guess solace appears in many forms...Nice post!

Bluebethley said...

Loud music, lots of books, a trip to the museum now and then. Sounds like heaven to me.

WriterBug said...

Nice way to get two prompts in one! I, too, love to find solace and escape in books, and at they also make me reflect on my own life.

polona said...

what you do sounds sensible to me.
as opposed to you, i can't stand those gory movies... in fact, i very rarely watch any at all

Jennifer Hicks said...

music, books, culture....yay, I get the vibe of solace from all that! the adrenaline-boosting stuff definitely leaves me in a sense of satisfying calmness too!