I drove to collect Daisy and Kitty last night, I drove in silence trying to collect my thoughts and prepare for work. As soon as they got in the car the radio went on. I don’t mind and in fact some of our taste in music is very similar we all prefer XFM to most of the other radio stations. When Daisy sits down to work she automatically plugs her headphones in, to work in silence is an anathema to her, yet in contrast on Friday as I sat down to paint I preferred to sit in silence. I know many artists listen to radio 4 whilst they paint maybe I should try. It was not always like this I do enjoy listening to music but have become less tolerant when something plays that I don’t like and I frequently prefer silence because some times I think my held will explode I have so much whizzing round inside my brain. When I walk I prefer to listen to bird song and fragments of other people’s conversation, lack of music makes me focus visually too, music seems to numb my brain. I only recently read about No Music Day what a brilliant idea especially as it originates from a musician, so although I have missed the last three I will trumpet the arrival of the next two. This alone would be enough to convict me of being old in my daughter’s eyes.