NaNoWriMo Angel On My Hoodie

Okay, so I was going to sit out #NaNoWriMo2014 but then yesterday The Muses had other ideas and dumped something into my head that I couldn’t shake. So this morning I sat down and wrote about six pages longhand (trying to get to that 1,667 daily word count). Then I ran a couple of errands and stopped at my favorite consignment store because they were having a sale. I poked around in the racks and found a couple of things I liked, including a black hoodie with pink and tan screen printing. I wasn’t totally sold on it and put it back twice before I finally just grabbed it and went to the register. As I was hanging it up when I got home I noticed what the printing actually says.

Can you get a sign from a hoodie?

Can you get a sign from a hoodie?

If that looks familiar at all, it’s because it’s from “She Walks In Beauty” by Lord Byron, one of my favorite poems and one of my favorite poets. I don’t actually believe in signs but if I did? I’d be all over this one. If you’re doing NaNoWriMo this year and you need a moment of calm, here’s one. From Paul Mealor’s 2010 album A Tender Light, Byron’s words, arranged by Mealor, beautifully sung by the Tenebrae Choir.

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