In the moment right after getting off a Zoom lesson, in my weirdly empty and silent classroom, I’ll sometimes let out a yell of frustration or a string of curses or both. (Call it venting in a vacuum, lol).”
First of all, I laugh each time I read this because I picture Beau (we met once at a workshop in Bakersfield), who is really such a pleasant person, sitting in his sadly empty classroom, calmly shutting his laptop after a Zoom, and unleashing a string of profanities. Why do I laugh at that, you ask? Why is my sense of humor so dark? I blame 2020.
But second of all, I think there's something to this. Exerting a burst of energy is a good way to get the body engaged with pressure reduction. I'm not a fan of venting as a daily discipline, but I am a practitioner of the occasional incoherent, solitary hollering session.
When you're in a vacuum, no one gets hurt.
Pro tip: prior to beginning, double check the security of your vacuum. Zoom is turned off; door is shut.
Extra pro tip: Immediately after screaming, begin laughing, crying, or both.