Apart from relaxing yesterday, I very nearly fell asleep to the sound of singing bowls. Did you know that they could sing – and beautifully too?
I dragged Karriärmamman (for she was less enthusiastic than I) to a session where we lay down on mattresses and listened to some singing bowls. The person in charge of playing the bowls wanted us to imagine that we were on a boat at sea. I immediately got seasick.
However, once she actually stopped talking, I found that it was very soothing to listen to the different harmonies and overtones of these magnificent bowls. In fact, I could – quite literally – feel myself slipping into the vortex of sleep when some kind of chiming (her mobile phone no less!) wrenched me back from the brink.
One thing that interested me was to find out that certain hospitals use singing bowls as therapy for patients with nerve and pain problems, or with those who are nervous wrecks.
In my parallel universe, I can just imagine how the soothing effects of singing bowls are used: in school assemblies to calm down students; before operations to soothe patients; in dentist surgeries; and in the Oval offices of world leaders whenever they get the urge to press that red button. Instead of flicking the swtich, they all lie down and listen to the rich tones of the singing bowls and instead of going off to bomb each other, they start sending love messages and comfort food to each other…
Oops – I seem to be getting carried away. I’ll be back after a short visit to Utopia.