My brain is not particularly adept with activities involving rhythm and coordination. That’s why I’m trying to make my fingers behave themselves on a keyboard – I want my synapses to sprout little branches. I want a new forest in my head. My instrument of torture:
I’m tapping out beginner tunes with a metronome app on my phone ticking away. I use headphones so the neighbors don’t receive any trauma. With any luck, in 10 years there will be new neurons sticking out of my ears.