Homophobia…

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[Rainbow over Honolulu]

While gay sex (and possibly love) exist in the animal kingdom, there does not appear to be any existence of homophobia – except in human society.

Christianity also exists only in human society.

Things that make you go hmmm…

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I Hear Music…

Duke Kahanmoku Statue, Waikiki

When some people say they hear music in their heads, it’s not always figurative. I hear music. Actual music. It sounds as if it’s coming from an old radio and the station can change from night to night; however, once it’s on that station, that’s what I hear all night long. Sometimes it’s Big Band like Jimmy Dorsey, with lots of brass and woodwinds. Other times it’s Ella Fitzgerald-type doo wop jazz. One night it was Celtic, and a few nights I’ve had what sounds like AM talk radio. I’ve heard 80’s rock and country, and (I think this was my favorite) zydeco.

In my old house, I thought it was the electricity from the refrigerator vibrating and picking up radio waves. I guess I was just coming up with the most logical solution because my first thought, of course, was that I was going mental or had a brain tumor.

After I moved to Hawaii, my head went “radio silent” for a few weeks. The night I heard the music again, I had two feelings: “I’m going to die of a giant tumor that’s getting ready to explode *argh!*” and, “You’re back! I’ve missed you! :-)”

No, the music is not a tumor. It’s not dangerous at all. And yes, you get used to it. Or at least I did. It’s almost like having background noise when I’m in bed at night. Sometimes I think I’m auditioning for my life theme song. Zydeco is ahead in the polls.

So what is the music? Where does it come from? It’s called musical ear syndrome (MES). I’m not making it up. Go Google it or Bing it or use your search engine of choice. Go on… I’ll wait… I’ve got some good Hawaiian music warming up for tonight.

The theory seems to be that people who are losing their hearing tend to suffer from MES but I’ve had my hearing checked and I’m good. People who are bi-polar or schizophrenic also tend to have musical hallucinations. I haven’t been tested for those…

No, the music is not a tumor. It’s not dangerous at all. And yes, you get used to it. Or at least I did. It’s almost like having background noise when I’m in bed at night. Sometimes I think I’m auditioning for my life theme song. Zydeco is ahead in the polls.

So what is the music? Where does it come from? It’s called musical ear syndrome (MES). I’m not making it up. Go Google it or Bing it or use your search engine of choice. Go on… I’ll wait… I’ve got some good Hawaiian music warming up for tonight.

The theory seems to be that people who are losing their hearing tend to suffer from MES but I’ve had my hearing checked and I’m good. People who are bi-polar or schizophrenic also tend to have musical hallucinations. I haven’t been tested for those…

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Photo: Duke Kahanamoku statue, Waikiki