I had a classical song stuck in my head. No clue which one it was, or if I even had it in my collection. All I knew is that it's fairly well-known, I had heard it multiple times before, and I wanted to hear it again. Now. So the music is running through my head and I tell myself that it sounds like Mozart's style. So I pull out all the Mozart cd's that I own - including the Baby Einstein - and systematically listen to the first refrain of each track, on every cd. Just when I was starting to doubt myself, and wondering if the piece I wanted to hear was in fact by Beethoven or perhaps even some other composer.... I got lucky. The first track of the third Mozart cd I listened to had what I was looking for. To have a song obsessively going through your head one second - and coming out of your stereo speakers the next - is like scratching an itch. It just feels like the ultimate form of fulfillment and contentment.
Bean and I just sat in his room together, completely still, and lost in individual reflection and appreciation for the music. He listened intently to the entire movement and made me very proud that he can love real music and be such a serious student. I saw him listening with his entire body; 100% of his focus on the sounds filling the room. And while I have noticed people doing this many times in my life, I am not sure I have ever seen it from someone so young. I plan to nurture that. Who knows what musical potential he has inside of him.
Oh, and in case you were wondering.... the work that had me completely obsessed today was Mozart's Symphony No. 40 in G minor. I am so glad I found it in my collection, otherwise the tune would have bored a hole in my brain and driven me mad.