Jul
2017

Sunday Serenity

 

 

It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light.

Aristotle

 

Sometimes it’s hard to remember that a new day always comes, that things will get better. Don’t lose hope. The dawn is just around the corner.

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Dec
2016

Sunday Serenity 

It has been a long time since I have done one of these.

When I woke up, my front yard looked like this.

“Hold on to what is good, even if it’s a handful of dirt.”  ~ Hopi prayer.

Be at peace, if you can, rest and refresh yourself.

N.P.

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Jan
2016

Sunday

This post is hours late. Sorry about that. It’s been a very difficult day. Today while running some errands, I received word that a dear friend of mine, whom you may remember me mentioning in the past, finally lost her battle with cancer. The past week has been kinda caught up with sitting vigil, virtually lending support to her family.

R.I.P. Mother Hen. Thank you for enriching our lives.

 

 

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Sep
2015

Serenity Sunday

One day a week we should take a day to just let ourselves be us. To unwind and rejuvinate your soul. I love music, often I find it calms and soothes me more than anything else. A friend on facebook shared this group a while back and I just love their sound. Post Modern Jukebox. Here are a couple songs they’ve covered and it wows me every time. I found out they’ll be in Pittsburgh in November and I want to go see em.

 

Hope your Sunday is a day you can relax, throw on some music that soothes your soul, and have time for you!

 

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Jun
2014

Sunday Serenity

Happy Father’s Day!

To both those who are fathers and those who have been there for kids who have needed a positive male influence in their lives;

Thank you.

Fatherhood/Guidance-hood, isn’t just about biology.

There have been, throughout my life, men who have inspired and encouraged me, My dad, my grandfather, a couple youth leaders at various churches I attended, teachers, neighbors, guys who are just decent guys trying to do their best. Some of them have NO idea how positively they influenced my life, some of them do know, because I told them.

So go tell an inspiring dude (whether he’s a father or not), how inspiring they’ve been to you and have a great day!

This song reminds me of both my dad and my husband (who is an awesome father)!

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Sep
2013

Music and the writer – Sunday Serenity

I know this isn’t universal, but I find I write best with music playing. But not just anything. I don’t just turn on the radio, or random playlist and let music play. I have playlists. I have theme songs. Certain songs evoke certain moods and make me think of certain stories. My first completed novel was written to four songs played endlessly over and over (and drove my hubby NUTS I tell you!). Well lately, as I’ve been working on Zander I’ve had another character, the ice dragon, talking at me. Yesterday, I discovered music that fits him.

I’ve also had other music, songs that fit other situations and characters.

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Lux Aeterna – from the movie Requiem for a Dream (most people don’t know that this part is only part of the full song which is something like 18 min long, but this part is the epic bit I love). This is Zander’s story. All of it. Laid out in music. Close your eyes, listen, hear the swells and receeds, feel the power building, that’s Zander’s story. and it leaves you almost breathless with it’s intensity. (Or it does me)

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I see this as a clip, a video of sorts of Zander’s kids :P. Glimpsing each of their adventures, I would love to do a digi video set to this music with the end of it a picture of Zander surrounded by the five of them. **sigh** 😀

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Grey’s story. Hands down. It’s an achingly beautiful song (IMO) and it’s just…it’s Grey and Nekita.

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This always makes me think of E2 for some reason, which is one of my Nano Projects for this year.

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And finally this, The Promise by Vas. This song, and other songs by Azam Ali (the singer of Vas) were what I was listening to while writing E1. I have no idea what language it is in, I think Turkish? But I’m not sure.

So, as my Sunday Serenity post, what music, if any, helps you write? Inspires you? Have a great Sunday yall!

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