Inspired by a melody in the sea of dreams

In the sea of dreams, a distant memory fades like a melody floats away on the wings of the wind. A song in your heart is a song that gets stuck in your head, and fills your heart with love, joy, longing, sadness, and a whirlwind of emotion, which can swirl around you like a title wave when you least expect it. When the melody fades, the memory lasts for a lifetime, even though you feel an emptiness inside as the music drifts away.

There are times when the music that has faded away, comes back to us and makes itself known either in a dream, or as a familiar melody from another source. We never truly forget the melody that plays inside our hearts. The melody that seems to float away from us in our sea of dreams and memories, appears to drown out the cluster of memories that are continuously vying for our attention. Let the music in your heart speak to you. Float away on the wings of this melody, and let the music take you where it will.

This unforgettable melody can come to me, when I least expect it. The music is simple, yet deep, and filled with beauty, longing, love, and it ignites my fire of creativity in a very special way. It often speaks to my soul of its own accord, or it opens the door for my characters to make themselves heard as they tell me their stories.

This music of which I speak, doesn’t always come from a song or classical work, it sometimes comes from a TV show, movie, the ringing of church bells on a warm day, our neighbor’s wind chime or a simple conversation with a neighbor. Yet there are times when inspiration comes as I sit in silent thought.

How do you become inspired by the melody that floats to you on the wings of the cold winter wind? Where does your internal melody take you, as you glide with it across your sea of memories? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below. May you have a joyous Christmas with your family, and I wish you all the best in the New Year.

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