My Third Novel's Conclusion, My Heartbreak

My heart begins to break when I think about completing this particular book -- because this narrative has sustained me like no other story I've known. It's both more personal and more universal than my other works. But beyond memory and archetype, it's a cri-de-coeur about needing to become the person one is destined to be. And in the writing, I have met my own life's work, my own fated journey -- having the sense all the while that the pages are suffused with a resonance, an energy, an electrified field that defies explanation. Writers hope and pray to be overtaken by a work in this way -- to be conscripted into passionate service of a profound story. To experience it even once in a lifetime seems a great privilege. I still have perhaps six months before this novel is complete, and this constitutes my reprieve. Because I'm not ready for the beauty to end.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Music 8


"You don't love someone for their looks or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear." -- Oscar Wilde

Chapel -- by JT Roach

I Still Love You -- by Josh Jenkins

Sweet Sensation -- by Flo Rida

Can I Be Him -- by James Arthur

No One's Gonna Love You (Stockholm version) -- by Band of Horses

War of Hearts (acoustic version) -- by Ruelle



14 comments:

  1. Chapel and War of Hearts are very poetic, Lane.

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    1. They're evocative, aren't they? Interesting imagery.

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  2. I love your gown. Is it white? You look like Nicole Kidman in that photo.

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    1. Thank you, Jules! Seven strangers accused me of impersonating Nicole Kidman on Saturday -- such a strange phenomenon. Maybe it was a combination of my height and the gown, which is silver.

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    2. Kind words! My date accused me of inciting a riot by wearing that gown. I think he got a little tired of all the attention by the time the evening was over! :0

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  3. More love songs on your playlist! What happened to the rock?

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    1. My apologies, Jeremy! I'm choosing songs that connect to my writing at the moment. See The Power of Sound for an explanation of this process. That said, I'll try to include something for you next time! :) Thanks for your patience!

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  4. Who sings a song only you can hear?

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    1. Perceptive question, Anon! I will just say the strong and the fearless make the most compelling claim on me. Beyond that, I'm sympatico with those who want to experience the most vibrant, adventuresome life possible. My days are exciting -- and the people I care about tend to possess a thirst for exploring all the wonders of the world alongside me.

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  5. I didn't see you at the coffee shop last week. What's up?

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    1. I have been quite busy with work, D -- and I've been catching a day of skiing here and there before the season closes out. I will reclaim my schedule soon. :)

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  6. I really like Band of Horses. The lead sounds a little like Tom Petty.

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