There is likely a point in your life when you were alone under the night sky, and you felt its pull. You were on a roof, in a pool of water, or simply looking out a window. Regardless, you can put yourself back there because that was a moment you felt…something. That underlying buzz. Personally, I was always a window-watcher, but when the weather was right, I’d go out and bounce on the trampoline in the moonlight. As an adult, it’s harder to find time to get to that reflective place where my mind spins out into the twinkling darkness. If I can find the time to stargaze, I listen to music. Atmospheric songs like “Bulletproof” by Radiohead ignite my memories and take me back to age thirteen when my brain was more plastic and forming its own thoughts about the complexity of everything.
I’m curious–where you or are you still a stargazer? How do you get back to that place–with music? If so, what are you listening to? Does it help to inspire your writing?
Michelle Joyce Bond