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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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