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  •  Did you publish it? (2+ / 0-)
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    Melanie in IA, Audri

    and great sig, btw.

    The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

    by Max Wyvern on Wed Dec 26, 2012 at 10:18:29 PM PST

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    •  No, it isn't publishable at this point. (1+ / 0-)
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      Audri

      But it is a whole story, and just the fact that I did it was amazing to me. Thanks.

      Sig line, extracted from near the end of this diary from last month.

      Thanks.

      •  Amazing! (1+ / 0-)
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        Melanie in IA

        I wish I could write a diary as beautiful as that one, let alone a novel. You have a gift of writing and you should definitely pursue it. Don't stop quilting, though I don't imagine it gives you a choice. Quilt anyway.

        The reason I loved your sig is that it reminds me of a song by that name by Mike Scott (of The Waterboys).

        Listen closely to the lyrics. It strikes me as a painful, though transcendent song. I've felt a kinship with it in some dark moments of my own. Also, as a musician and struggling composer I love the violin arrangement in a rock context, something that's hard to get right but Mike usually does.

        The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

        by Max Wyvern on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:18:34 AM PST

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        •  Thank you for taking the time to read it. (0+ / 0-)

          I am on my way out for the morning. I'll come back to your song later. I also still have a tab open with your Writing an Opera diary.

          :)

        •  found the lyrics (2+ / 0-)
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          Melanie in IA, Dema Broad

          So you crashed the plane
          And there's hell to pay
          I'm making it plain
          I love you anyway

          You made a fool
          Out of me today
          I'm breaking the rule
          I love you anyway

          You threw the blame
          What a role to play!
          My story's the same
          I love you anyway

          You dealt the blow
          And you burst the ball
          I'm letting you know
          I love you most of all

          Magic we chase - only to find
          It comes from a place higher than mind
          Higher than dust, but only just
          It hangs on the cusp

          I can hear you scream
          Like a branded slave
          It's only a dream
          I love you anyway

          You've got a war to wage
          Chief to obey
          Foe to engage
          I love you anyway

          You hunker down
          Feeling small
          Judging the clown
          I love you most of all

          I picture you with the eye of my mind
          A portrait in blue, unravaged by time
          Beauty undimmed and through your pale skin
          The beauty within

          So you beat the child
          Sent him away
          Beauty defiled
          I love you anyway

          You tricked the King
          Cut him where he lay
          Unthinkable thing
          I love you anyway

          You held the jewel
          And you let it fall
          Prince of a fool!
          I love you most of all

          Over the wind, under the hill
          Wing upon wing, love over will
          When the big me meets the big you
          The things we will do!

          I'll make the time
          If you name the day
          Trouble or shine
          I love you anyway

          I think of you
          As child of clay
          Whatever you do
          I love you anyway

          The opposite of life is not death, but indifference. -- Jaki Gefjon (A.A.Attanasio)

          by Max Wyvern on Thu Dec 27, 2012 at 07:22:49 AM PST

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