In 1697 a line from William Congreve’s play The Mourning Bride said ‘music has charms to sooth a savage beast, to soften rocks or bend a knotted Oak’. In other words it calms and it certainly works for me particularly on a grand piano with a maestro at the helm.
Equally as calming (despite this photo’s disquietening effect) are fish swimming in a fish tank. I could sit and watch these two, mesmerised for hours on end. The only time the calm breaks is supper time when, in a feeding frenzy they create some waves, only to again return to calm.
Where I live is also calming particular on a still day when barely a ripple is to be seen and the boats bob idly in the river.
In response to Paula’s Thursday’s Special