"Mum, when you listen to a piece of music, do you see pictures in your head?"
"Pictures? What do you mean?"
"Well, kind of like a film or something. Like,a scene that goes with the music."
"No, I don't think so. Why, do you?"
"Yeah. Like, the Barber Adagio there was a woman at the window and it was snowing. But sometimes I see choreography, especially if it's ballet music. Even if I've never seen the ballet. I see dancers in my head. It's like I'm working out the movements myself."
"It could be helpful if you're a choreographer later in life."
"Yeah. But seriously, you never see pictures?"
"Is that why you listen to music when you write? I'd find it distracting."
"Guess it must be."
These are the pictures I see in my head.