sometimes it helps, sometimes it doesn’t.
growing up, my dad played a lot of classical music, js bach especially – i overloaded on it and didn’t listen to any for a very long time.
a couple of years ago i started to get back into it, a little – it was a refuge of sorts in the lead-up to surgery and i listened to this piece a lot in the days afterwards.
i’ve never been able to conjure up a mental ‘safe space’ to go to on the bad days and this music is about the nearest i get to cocooning myself away from things.
nowadays i share an office with a guy who has classic fm on the radio all day long and it’s kind of killed my taste for classical music, just as being force-fed it as a child did.
but this is still a lovely piece of music.