Once you get on the roller coaster, it is better to fasten the seatbelt and enjoy the ride. Not that you had a lot of choices to decide whether to get there or not, anyway. It’s not that you can even control the speed or the trajectory. It's there, you only have one thing in your hands, how you're going to experience the ride. Mostly, if you learn not to be scared, you will enjoy it. You can go through the whole ride with a smile on your face, filled with pleasure seeing all the close and distant beauty. Every picture, every person you ride with, every object you see, you can observe and feel with delight. You know that calm feeling, right? If you are excited, you will laugh out, scream with excitement, release so much energy and get it back immediately for more screaming! Btw, have you ever tried to walk in the mountain or forest, and shout out loud, as loud as you can? Shout nice words and thoughts, (ok, if you are not in the mood, you can allow yourself to use not so nice ones) but, shout out. Do you know how much energy it gives? Try it once.
Truth be told, many times the ride has difficult routes, sharp curves, you don't see what's behind. If you’re in despair because of it, and the scream doesn’t come out of your throat, that internal screaming hurts more. Not really recommended reaction. Well, usually you don't receive instructions for using the roller coaster at the beginning of the show, so you will have to find out a way to help yourself. Do it yourself kind of thing.
The same tactic comes into the game when speaking about expressing excitement, fear or joy through arts. Musicians? Well, nothing better than grab your instrument and play something. A fast composition comes here, played this evening. Presto, a movement from a sonata written for Harpshichord by a baroque composer, Giovanni Battista Pescetti. I wanted to play it faster, but it was out of style then. Anyway, enjoy the ride :)
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