Your Favourite Song At This Time Last Year
Last year at this time, I was feverishly working on a novel (it’s out now, available for purchase, and I’m told it’s wonderful by strangers, so I feel good about it). The novel initially began as an abandoned screenplay, one that remained shelved for a few years.
Then one night, I had a dream. It was rather strange, and I didn’t know the people in it. I sensed that this was a story idea and the dream stuck upon waking. At the end of the dream, a young girl sat in a dorm room, staring out her window at a boy that she wanted, but couldn’t let herself have. In the background, this song was playing. Upon waking, I knew the girl: she was the younger version of my screenplay’s protagonist, and she cared to tell a different story.
The Muse works in mysterious ways.
This song spun frequently as I wrote, not only for its plot significance, but because I relate so clearly to the struggle to seek love and yet fear it, the mental battle between fear and want. In my own life, I finally found myself ready to start, and I’m grateful for it. I am grateful for this song, and for this band. After all, every great story deserves a stellar soundtrack.
Ready To Start – Arcade Fire