It strikes me as odd that I can listen to these, which requires some attention, and yet not get distracted as I sew. Maybe this is like learning to fly a helicopter where you have to have a huge amount of concentration but if you try too hard it doesn’t work.
Thoughts? What do you like to listen to? Any psychologists out there that can explain why this works?
PS: The other similarity with flying I noticed today when sewing dandelion leaves is how the ‘nevers’ get drummed into you. As I was fiddling with corners on the leaves my internal safety conscience said “it’s never safe to have fingers near a needle and your foot on the pedal” which immediately made me think “its never safe to hover backwards” too (as when flying a helicopter). What fun 🙂
PS2: Which reminds me I must get back to my I’d Rather Be Flying quilt this year too…