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A Liberating Activity - Guess What Mine Is....

When asked what’s my one single favorite thing to do in the world, I would usually name a whole list of things that I love to do when my work is not screaming at me. Something that takes my mind COMPLETELY off of everyday tasks and relaxes me. Take a guess what it is…. If you say ‘reading’, yes, I love reading (especially soppy love stories with lots of sex scenes, please. Hee hee hee….) and I also love mystery novels but it’s not the first on the list. If you say ‘playing the piano’; yes, I love playing the piano. Creating forms a huge part of my life and whenever I play the piano (as inept at it as I am), there’s this tiny little girl inside of me jumping up and down with glee, clapping her hands. It’s my childhood dream to be able to play the piano! And thumping on the keys gives me a sense of satisfaction when I hear the music. If you say ‘writing’; You’ve got to be kidding me! You mean I don’t write enough as it is? Case closed. If you say ‘playing with my kids’; Yeah, you’re darn right about that, I love playing with my kids. But I work from home, you see, so I listen to their jabbering and squabbles all-day-long, so, it doesn’t completely take me away from the real world. If you say ‘drinking’; Yeah, you’re just about right. I love to drink…not until pengsan (faint) but until I feel very very very very relaxed. Although I used to drink a lot (I’m not going into details) but I’ve cut down a lot and most of the time, during week days, I don’t drink anymore and it’s not the single most incredibly liberating activity to me now. If you say ‘watching series’; Oooohhh….you know me so well! Yeah, I love it because it takes me into another world where other people’s problems are actually BIGGER than mine. Wa ha ha ha ha!! But it does nothing to relax me. So… If you say ‘knitting’; Sure, I love knitting but one can only knit for so long, right? I mean, I AM A VERY RESTLESS PERSON and you can’t expect me sit there needle stroke after needle stroke and feel relaxed and liberated, right? But it does give me a sense of satisfaction because I ‘created’ something. If you say ‘cooking’; Mmmm…not too bad. But not close enough. If you say ‘singing’; You’re pretty darn close! Singing DOES take me into another world…whenever I am on stage, I just become someone else. It’s extremely, extremely liberating to be entertaining an appreciative crowd and hearing the sound of applause coming at me….and hearing applause comes second to a mind-blowing orgasm. So….guess….what is it that I love to do that liberates me, takes me into another world and most importantly, physically, emotionally and psychologically relaxes me? p.s. And it’s not sex, OK?

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