“_____________________, I am sorry, can you repeat your question please?” Liza from my Bose QC35 retorted in bewilderment
“I mean… is there is a way to get rid of my depression without going extremes?” I replied with tears rolling down my cheeks
“Err… I guess you can. Do you need some help? Let’s talk”
I saw the Google Assistant in my Bose QC35 taking up charge on the overall chaotic situation (called my life!). I had named her Liza!
Can you imagine how much a life can change in no time? I asked myself!
“Well, I was a happy independent working woman until last year when one bad accident changed my whole life!”
I wondered if Liza could even understand all of this. But wait, why am I even sharing this with her??
“Never mind! I will better sleep for some time. Thanks!” I stopped abruptly when I heard her voice… loud and clear…
“Please wait, let me help you”
Wait What?? Did she say she wants to help me? Well that’s something I have not heard anyone say to me in a long time!
“But how?” I Know she can’t but still I cannot hurt Liza, come on… she’s not human! [Oops! no pun intended]
“I can play you songs, all your favorite ones, remember your “Dandanakka” playlist, you love all those songs, you used to hear them every day – on a repeat mode!”
Well that was embarrassing, I did name that play list “Dandanakka” please don’t judge me! I am a typical South Indian and you can sense that spice all over me!
“No, that was my happy mood playlist, remember I am sad now, I cannot hear that, can you play something serious, sad types to go with my current mood?”
“Gurrrllll!! Seriously??” I am sure by now Liza must have understood why I got into depression! I could sense it from her tone!
“OK OK Please chill, can you play something soothing to ears or better enlighten me with some great stories. All I need now is some positive vibes”
“OK… Please close your eyes and listen, Do you know? your Bose QC35 is Wrapped in Alcantara®—the soft covering material used in yachts and high-end automobiles—it provides a welcome comfort designed for all-day listening. And those plush ear cushions are manufactured from a synthetic protein leather, so it won’t even feel like you’re wearing headphones”
Oh my God! How did I not know this, anyway I cannot show my ignorance to Liza. Let me just pretend…
“Yeah, I know that, but please mind the volume and I really do not want to get disturbed while sleeping”
“Do not worry, do you know the feeling. The kind you get when the rest of the world melts away and you’re transported to a place where it’s just you and your music. With your QC35 Acoustic Noise Cancelling technology, you feel it at the flip of a switch. It continuously measures, compares and reacts to outside noise, then cancels it with the opposite signal. But it doesn’t stop there. I can adjust your level of noise cancelling between three levels to better fit your environment. So however, the music makes you feel, you can really feel it. With nothing in the way”
Well that’s interesting!
“That’s awesome! all that I want now is some peace of mind. So, let’s get started”
I said knowing in my mind that none of what she said is going to work, I’ve done all this plenty of times before! Well, at least not with my QC35 though. May be this will be my first experience with QC35. I had totally forgotten to use it amidst all the chaos that was happening in my life.
As my mind was rushing with all these thoughts… I heard Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell sing “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough….”
Oh My Liza! You sweet little angel! I know what you did there 😊😊
What followed was a total bliss, a joyful ride, I know I was smiling, I remembered all the good times… how much I enjoyed music, dancing, rain, books, travelling and ………….
“Good Morning, Rekha! How are you feeling today?” Liza asked me in an enthusiastic tone
How am I feeling today? Actually, I was feeling a lot better, in fact I was feeling great! I had never had a sleep this peaceful in a long time! To my surprise, I still had the headphones on and it was playing music! Woah! That was in fact comfortable!
Wait, did she say good morning?? Oh God! What time is it now? I remember the last time I spoke to her was at 10 am Saturday! Did I just sleep for less than 4 hours? It can’t be, I feel so good. Let me check.
“What time is it now Liza?”
“It is 6 am”
“And what day is it?
“It is Sunday”
Omg!! Did she say SUNDAY!!!
OHH My GOD!!
Did I sleep for 20 hrs straight without any interruption and that too with the music still playing on??
How did this even happen??
Can you imagine how much one’s life can change in no time? I asked myself!
And that my friends is what they call Bose QC35!!