Most of the time I write in my journal without anything playing in the background. Be it music, television, or the radio. Nothing. Silence and screen. But every once in awhile, I have the mindset to be influenced as I type. Fluid writing. I let my thoughts and words soak up the music. The words that are scribed are inundated with another process. A sort of blending of thought and music.
Today I am listening to the song that is linked below (I highly recommend you play it.) and composing this entry. I know not what may come of the merger, but I find that the music I listen to while I type nudges me in ways that silence (or pure concentration) just can’t. It is as if I soar along with pieces such as this, or on other occasions, I find that my writing digs deeper into the earth like an epic rock opera does to one’s soul.
And even rarer are the times when I compose a piece of literature on musical repeat; listening to a single song over and over. The outcome of writings like this tend to be more fluid and dynamic than my other writing styles as I lend myself to the winds of musical journeys much easier.
Today is such time.
One Perfect Sunrise. I have seen one, you know. I was 21 and in Iowa at the time. A fellow team member and I decided to try and catch the sunrise before she went on her morning run. We did. It was epic. The awesome grandeur of sun creeping its way heavenward was a sight I will never forget. The day wasn’t so special, and If I recall, my team member and I weren’t ‘looking’ for a spectacular sight, but wanted to see the sun rise.
This song is on its third repeat. I need to go and continue my evening, so I bid you farewell and good night.