Now that I am fully armed with my WMD (Widget of Musical Delight), I have no trouble shifting my mind away from the things that I see, to the emotions I feel when I listen to Maria Callas sing Puccini arias.
Even when i'm on the nasty 20, observing people smoking and shooting stuff they shouldn't
, my mind is working on a different plane.
I love the fact that your brain can create two contiguous states of imagination: one through your eyes, and one through your ears. I think classical music has a real knack for giving the listener an emotional hit too... especially the beautiful, soaring arias as performed by Miss. Callas.
I second that emotion.