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.
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.