On any given day, you will find me randomly humming, beatboxing or singing parts of a song that somehow crept into my subconscious. The annoying part for those around me is that it’s just a snippet – and that snippet is repeated on a semi-regular endless loop.
But it has to come out – and it doesn’t matter where I am. I mean, I can stop myself if I am at a funeral or a wedding – or an otherwise important meeting where I don’t want people to see how I really am. But those moments are, thankfully, few and far between – so I basically do this with impunity. Even at work.
But I have recently made a personal observation – and it hit me out of nowhere…
When I am going through some sort of mental or emotional issue – or if something is weighing on my mind or I am uncomfortable – it’s like a switch goes on and the singing ramps up. That realization hit me out of the blue, and I’ll be damned if it isn’t true.
It’s like a car in neutral.
I have already said I do this anyway, but it’s more intense in these cases – like sending up a flare or a mayday call.
My brother has a really cool song called “In Distress.”
I believe the endless-loop-singing stops if I make a decision or take action. I will be on the lookout for evidence of this.
But – what about the singing when all is well?
Sorry not sorry. That ain’t gonna stop.
What do you do to cope?