53. The Good Old Days

Sunday, May 29, 2005

Every once in awhile I get bit by a sense of nostalgia. Today I decided to rearrange my area a bit, meaning I moved around stuff in my room. I'd been wanting to do it for the past few days now, and I got the urge to just get it done. There is some stuff that I can't move due to wires and plugs and the like. I moved what I can, with the help of my brother, and my room looks different. It's amazing what a few small changes will do to the look of a room. While I was cleaning up afterward I found some old CD's, I had thought were lost. Yes, my room can get a bit messy, but I found an old oldies CD of my mother's and I played it. I found myself dancing to music I hadn't heard in years in my room. Songs like Runaway and The Wanderer, both which automatically remind me of my mother. I now hijacked my father's oldie CD's, and I'm ripping off tracks, and planning to make my own mix of oldies I love to play whenever I want.

I love music, and I usually have music constantly playing in my room. If not, then it is the television. I love ripping off tracks or getting new songs from friends and burning my own mixes of songs I love. Yesterday, I downloaded a fan-made soundtrack mix someone made for Queer as Folk, and the music is so wonderful. A lot of artists that I never heard of before, but when I heard the songs play I instantly fall in love. I think music and lyrics helps me. Sometimes I get stories idea from my music listening, a lyric will catch my hear and my mind will begin to wander. Does music play a part in your own creative process? Do you use it to write by? Inspire ideas?

Today it was my brother's birthday back in California, so I decided to give him a call. He asked about the writing, and I said I was working on it. He replied that I've been working on it for a long time. Then I reminded him for a couple of years I really wasn't working on it, and he is why not? You need to work if you're going to do it. He is right. I need to work it, and I think I'm working it now more than I've been in the past.

I want to thank all those that left me supportive comments about my rejection. I believe it was Crystal and Silma that mentioned getting my support from those online, and I do that. I do look to those over at Divas and the other places I hang out and make friends to support because that same support is so lacking here. Thank you for all your comments. I love getting comments, and everyone I've met since I began blogging has been so wonderful. So I'm saying a big THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart.

Enjoy your holiday tomorrow!


Nonny said...


I've always figured, what's the point of blogging if no one ever says anything to you? :P

chryscat said...


Any. All. Must have tunes.
I use it mostly for white noise to focus myself, if that makes any sense. It can be inspiring, also.
The white noise refers to distracting myself with singing so that I can properly write. It gives me focus. Split streams of consciousness?
And the inspiration? Upbeat, and yes nostalgic pieces, push me to greater heights.
A note, a lyric, a song can spark ideas all the time.
I simply couldn't live without music.

Suzanne said...

Blogging is a GREAT way to get to know people who are going through the same things you are. I've become totally addicted to the contact since I spend so much time either alone or with children!

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