More Relaxing Mood Music

I have been sharing with you some music I like to listen to in order to keep me calm and relaxed. It is a tribute to some great composers who have harnessed the magic of music to change moods and minds.


  1. This is the Adagio from the Concierto De Aranjuez by  Joaquin Rodrigo. This piece really taps into the emotions, it is calm and yet also rouses passion. It also beautifully encapsulates the essence of Spain.

2. By Contrast, this is a beautiful relaxing piece of music by the composer George Butterworth that is quintessentially English – The Banks of Green Willow

3. And it wouldn’t be a relaxing playlist without Enya, – Only Time.


I hope you like my selection.


FOWC with Fandango — Tribute


Keeping calm – Music to relax to.

If you’ve read one of my previous posts, you’ll know that I am having a few health issues at the moment.

I have been experiencing random swellings, that can flare up without rhyme or reason.

I have been told by a medical expert that I trust, to take antihistamines and to keep calm.

So, I thought I would share with you some of the music I am listening to in order to achieve this sense of inner calm.

  1. Fleetwood Mac – Albatross

2. Cavatina, Theme from the Deerhunter by John Williams

3. Chi Mai – Ennio Morricone


And finally,

Caribbean Blue by Enya.


What music do you like to listen to when you need to keep calm?

FOWC with Fandango — Reason



More Haste, Less Speed.

Sometimes I like to sit here under my favourite tree.

I like to sit and relax and think about what I have done with my life.

I have spent so much time running about in frantic chaos.

I ponder “What have I achieved?”

I remember my grandmothers favourite saying, ‘More Haste, Less Speed’.

This basically meant that while we go through life aimlessly, frantically with arms flailing about, we achieve nothing. If we take a deep breath, concentrate and move swiftly and surely forward, we achieve a great deal more.

I focus far too much on what I haven’t done with my life.

I am, by nature, a procrastinator. I probably sit for too long under my tree.

The more you focus on your lack, the more depressed you become. The more robbed of impetus you become. This is the path of Lack.

If you focus more on what you have achieved, don’t wallow too much and become smug, but pat yourself on the back a bit. Then think about your next step. Make some plans.

Then get up and get on with it.

Although, I am so comfortable under my tree. Perhaps I’ll stay here a bit longer.


Copyright: Kristian Fogarty 29/March/2018


via Daily Prompt: Frantic