It's completely no lie, mouse has a schizophrenic iPod. The music ranges from classical, to jazz, disco, Sinatra, even cultural music, to a wide arrange of music from the 60s and 70s some 80s and 90s...few beyond that. One group dominates the iPod tho and it's the Grateful Dead. So placing it on shuffle always is odd.
Live something Dead, followed by jazz or classical, back to the dead and maybe onto The Beatles or Warren Zevon or who knows. It makes Daddy nuts. Yes, there are playlists, which are extensive based on mouse's mood or the mood she wishes to create. Creating a mood with music is easy for mouse -- something almost innate. It's as though she was born with the knowledge of how to make music feel fluid.
Is it possible to gage another's mood by simply reading a text message? Maybe it's because our connection is so interwoven into who we are, but yes, mouse can read Daddy's mood. Other people, not so much. Daddy's messages were short and to the point -- terse? Maybe a little, so as mouse donned her apron (please don't talk about apron oppression because mouse is a sloppy cook) a scant few messages followed each...gosh wish mouse could explain it better. There was a vibe with them and left mouse convinced that his day had to be miserable. Still though, mouse wasn't sure because she's been wrong before. Lots of times actually. Still, maybe it's best to err on the side of caution. So mouse got a cool towel ready, a tall glass of unsweetened iced tea with a sprig of mint, the way he likes it.
Dinner was still in the oven, when he came through the door -- he looked like hell. Actually he looked physically unwell but assured mouse he was feeling fine. After a relaxing a little he looked much better. Later, after dinner he spoke to mouse or maybe unloading about his stressful day. His mood seemed to lift the simple act of talking helped him release his stress.
But there was also the music playing, soft, lilting and upbeat. So mouse can't be exactly sure the music helped -- more research was needed, or so mouse thought. Then Daddy paused and said, "I like this song." and then he sighed and took mouse's hand. Does mouse need to mention what all went on next?
Song Selection: Wonderful Wonderful