This time I ask for your views and advice. Perhaps this will encourage you to comment.
Why is it that sometimes, totally out of the blue, (or whatever colour you choose), I get a tune in my head that will not go away? Where does it come from? And what triggers it?
Today, in the kitchen it was, whilst I was making a sandwich, peanut butter with raisins in case this is relevant; I suddenly got a tune in my head. There was no radio or TV on or any other stimuli to trigger this. I did not even know what the tune was.
So I hummed it to someone else in case they knew what it was. It went, "Naaa ... NaNa NaNa NaNa NaNa Nana Nanaaa ... Na Naaaaah ... Naaaah NaNa ... Naaah NaNa ... Naaahhh Nanaaaahhh!"
Do you know what it is?
I must have been good at humming it because I was told it was Guiseppe Verdi's Triumphal March from Aida.
Now, I am not necessarily an Opera fan. Nor do I know much about classical music as such ... were The Monkees classical music?
So I looked up this Aida on YouTube. Sure enough, that was the tune in my head.
And therefore I ask you: where did the tune come from? Had I heard it sometime before and now it played back in that tape recorder we all have in our brain? If so, why?
Has such a thing ever happened to you? I am not saying you hear a song and it sticks in your head. I am talking about a sudden out of the blue piece of music, (or other thought), without any link to anyhting else.
In my case it was peanut butter sandwich in the kitchen. What is the connection with Verdi? Did he like peanuts perhaps?