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#SongOfTheDay: Wood by Dan Seals

A blank page for a writer is like a block of wood that a carpenter uses to create his/her masterpiece. As a carpenter measures the wood and envisions the project, he/she will create, so does a writer envision and creates the first draft of his/her story. Let’s call this draft a writer’s blueprint.

In the same way the carpenter carves one piece of wood and uses the tools of the trade to connect it the carving to other pieces to create a work of art, a writer adds and cuts word, sentences, and sometimes even whole scenes and chapters to mold and shape his/her work into a piece of writing that readers will treasure for a lifetime.

As you listen to the song linked below, I challenge you to think about how the lyrics relate to your creative work. Write your reflections in your journal and open your heart and mind to receive inspiration as you write. Feel free to share your reflections on your blog and pingback to this post, so I can read your post and share it in my social circles.

Blessings,

Ann

Wood by Dan Seals

(7) WOOD – Dan Seals (with lyrics) – YouTube

Personal reflections

Reflections on my #SongOfTheDay

Have you ever taken the time to think about how songs from the past effect you now, compared to their affect on you back then? Let me explain what I mean.

Last night, as I lay in bed, listening to some relaxing instrumental music on my Echo Dot, a song popped into my head from way back when I was a kid. The song was Sail On by the Commodores. I remember liking the song when I was about four or five years old. The song starts off soft and in a lower octave. However, once it reached the chorus, the song moves into a higher octave. To me, the chorus sounded louder than the verse or verses, depending on how you look at it. Now, when I listen to the song again, I realize that I still like the song, but the affect is different. Taking into consideration what I’ve learned about music theory and my sensitivity to the vibrations of music,, I find that the pitch change is soothing, though the lyrics tell another story.

I have a musical challenge for you. Take some time to listen to the songs you heard on the radio from your childhood. Reflect on how the music makes you feel today, versus the way you felt when you first heard them. What songs from your earliest memories have taken on new meaning for you later in life? Have the songs you thought you didn’t like when you first heard them, become your favorites today? Feel free to share your answers in the comments below.
Blessings,
Ann

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Song of the day: Write Your Story by Francesca Battistelli

Here’s a song for all you writers out there!

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Song of the day: I Won’t Let Go by Rascal Flatts

Today’s song is dedicated to those who have lost loved ones or whose loved ones weren’t able to be with them this Christmas for whatever reason. Please let this song give you courage and know that if you’ve excepted Jesus as your Lord and savior, that He is always with you and He won’t let go.

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Ann

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Song of the Day: The Locket by Marie Osmond

Hello everyone,
Today I have a special song for you from my Songs that Resonate with me playlist on YouTube. As you listen to this song, here’s something to think about. Does it make you think of your own parents or grandparents? In Honor of grandparents everywhere, here’s a special song for you.

Hugs,
Ann

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