One of the questions is: what music
I ask myself a version of this question sometimes: what makes me feel invincible?
Modern art, for one--Brancusi, Miro, Kandinsky, Jim Hodges, Robert Davidson, etc etc etc. Graffiti.
- Crazily stylish people.
- Inventive music, not too downbeat--Chromeo, Gorillaz, Gaga, Mel Torme, Madeleine Peyroux.
- Smart ass detective novels--any Chandler, most Deighton, any Lee Child or Lehane or Connolly.
- Late night giggly gab-fests with my nieces.
- Naps with the dog.
- French 75's.
- Cute boys, gallant old men, and sarcastic girls.
There's more, but think about it. What makes you feel invincible to the horde?