Friday, July 26, 2013

Music Reward

I feel like I've awakened from a dream. The past few days have been spent crowding out pain signals with music, like sending an avalanche down a mountain gulley. I wondered if some people could manage pain with a Wii or a karaoke machine even better than with music alone. But the music came to be a distraction about the time my foot stopped hurting today. I promised some coworkers more work than I could deliver, which I never do, so I'll be back at work tomorrow.

Some studies say that music that you love can make your brain release dopamine. I did feel like something was different, and that I was myself again once I was able to work in silence. Dopamine is a reward neurotransmitter, but I'd had enough music, even though it was rewarding.

My foot, whose problems started this, is doing better, so much so that I was able to run for the bus tonight after a former coworker saw me at the bus stop and we started chatting while my bus drove by. I didn't just trot, I ran. My foot is still healing, though. The color looks like a trendy eye shadow palette in black, rosy red and gray. Call it Step into Danger.


Carole Sampson said...

Music is magic, it can work wonders for mood. Ice Beach does it for me...

Sadly, I don't know anyone else in the world who likes trance :(
I love the multiple layers.

Lowcarb team member said...

Glad to hear your foot is slowly on the mend.

'Step into danger' you never know you may have started a trend in eye shadow palettes there!

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

An eyeshadow trend is better than an annual late-July accident trend, but I'm afraid they've already beaten me to it.

Lowcarb team member said...

Oh well. I used to use a lot of blue varying shades but now I go 'naturelle.' LOL

All the best Jan

Lori Miller said...

I used to use blue as well, but I think I look better in more natural shades.

I just bought a pink & neutral eye shadow palette and some taupe nail polish. I'll post results if they aren't ridiculous.