Get started on it, the essence of good living.
I can’t work well without music, I have concluded–Classical ones such as the flute, piano, violin, and the guitar is the staple of my work environment. Even Jazz music is so soothing.
My fingers moved with ease as I work with my instruments in a work-area the size of an apple — — the mouth.
Music makes it easy even for the most difficult piece of work — restoring an upper second molar where I usually need to bend my spine and neck at least 35 degrees using indirect vision.
Or sectioning the wisdom tooth to deliver it in pieces in a deliberate manner.
Music makes it a breeze. My body moves as in a dance, as I shifted left and right and left again to get a good view of the cavity and begin my work of art and science. Music never fails me.
My mind settles to a zone of peace. I am in a flow state, fingers fluid, eyes focused. Nothing seems too difficult.
Meanwhile, I noticed that my patient had drifted off to sleep. Good! They could rest with the mouth open and breathing very easily and evenly.
Such is the magic of music. When the music suddenly stops, I am rudely shocked into reality. Hands froze. “ Nurse, music please!” The patient laughed as if we are in a concert or show and the music is summoned by the conductor.
Night falls, it is time to turn in. Like a creature of habit, I turned to repeat music — selected from the lullaby category of the ‘Calm’ app. Within a short unknown interval, I was carried away into the world of slumber.
Such is the power of music. When I wake up, the lullaby will still be playing. A new day has dawned and music has finished its transport.
Another wonderful day, I am looking forward to listening to music again. Who says that working life is tough?