Story inspiration. . .
This post is long, LONG overdue, but here it is.
I often write to music, or at least use music to inspire story or scene moods. I have one for The Blue Cloak (which I really should post on that book page)–some is evocative of the history and some was what I call “warfare” music, to help me focus spiritually and mentally.
So it is with this playlist. Anyone who knows me well knows I have diverse musical tastes, and that’s certainly reflected here. “Home,” a very modern selection from the soundtrack of a movie I can’t exactly recommend, but a song I love for its open longing for rightness and peace and resolution, all evocative of our journey on earth and all we believe Heaven to be. An entire album by Adam Young (of Owl City fame), written for The Endurance but so evocative to me of historic ocean journeys in general and the experiences of those surrounding the Roanoke Colony in particular. Songs that spoke to me of Elinor and Ananias, of John White, of Sees Far and his people. Of the striving of the English to do better than the Spanish, to be better, and failing. Of Christians trying to live their faith well but sometimes falling on their faces … and then sometimes succeeding better than they know. Songs of love and loss, of hope and fear, of anger and despair.
If this is your thing and you decide to give the playlist a listen, I’d love to hear your thoughts! What did you like? Where do you think this or that applies, in the story?
Thank you, as always, for being with me on this journey!
(Playlists for Mary and Rebecca coming soon!)