Day 2315: Loud and extra loud

Tonight, I’ll be using a loud and extra loud “egg shaker” for accompaniment when I’m singing three songs at a party of social workers.

Yesterday, in a therapy group, we wondered aloud together about why internal critical voices and anxious thoughts seem extra loud. My loud speculation was that critical voices and anxious thoughts are extra loud to help us survive.  If sounds of danger are more loud to us, we might be able to avoid them better. However, the loudness of negativity can drown out the positive voices within and around us.  That kind of loudness creates extra anxiety, worry, shame, and stress. For a lot of people, coping and healing includes allowing the positive messages to be as loud as the negative ones.

Do you see anything loud and/or extra loud in today’s photos?

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Sorry about the soft focus in that last photo.  Allow me to pump up the volume for the bumpa sticka on the left:

BAD POLITICIANS ARE ELECTED BY GOOD PEOPLE WHO DON’T VOTE

Here‘s “loud Indian music” with over one million views on YouTube:

Two comments about that video seemed extra loud to me:

¡ʞɔɐq sı dǝǝW
1 month ago
Play this at my funeral

Dee Are
8 months ago
HOW DO YOU SET THIS AS YOUR RING TONE

I look forward to the volume of all the comments, below.

I try to make my gratitude extra loud, so thanks to all who helped me create this loud-and-extra-loud post and — of course! –to YOU.

 

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21 thoughts on “Day 2315: Loud and extra loud

  1. In the second picture I can see EXTRA LOUD, but I can’t eggsactly see LOUD

  2. I think you’re right, there definitely is a reason for extra loud mode at times !

  3. It’s interesting how CAPITAL LETTERS represent LOUD, in texts and comments, Ann.

  4. THANK YOU SO MUCH!

  5. A friend and I were watching TV and he suddenly said, “It’s too loud,” and turned up the volume. He then realized what he’d said and we both laughed about it and after that any time either of us thought something was too quiet we’d say, “It’s too loud.”
    Sometimes when it’s too loud the best thing is to turn up the volume.

  6. Loud was all over that post. Can’t say that I didn’t get the message.
    -Alan

  7. Hope you have the best time tonight.

  8. Hope you had rhythmic fun Ann 😊

  9. i’m definitely intrigued with an extra loud egg shaker as accompaniment to your music, Ann. Perfect choice for a spring concert. 🙂

  10. Laugh out loud! ⤴︎ (ง ˃̶͈̀ᗨ˂̶͈́)۶ ⤴︎

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