Novel Update: I am Crying Due to Research…

I take time nearly everyday to so do a bit of research for the novel I’m working on. Today I decided to look into some music, as music plays an important role not only in my novel, but in reality. It’s ability to speak to us is incredible…it can affect us deeply. While I was doing research on music for my novel to help myself determine how certain songs should either sound, and what was commonly found in the lyrics, I came across a gentle lullaby.

She started to sing. Her voice was full of such sorrow as if she were crying out to someone far away. Someone who she could not reach.

I could feel my heart drop. I became so choked up that I just had to stop what I was doing, stop and listen. I had heard many pretty songs but this was in a language I don’t understand and it touched me. I nearly shed tears. I don’t think a song has ever made me feel…it was just amazing.

Feel free to listen. I assure you, I’m not overreacting:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P7dW1FtfS9Q

I did not expect myself to get teary eyed today. Then again, I don’t assume many of us plan when we are to cry.

Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend.

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“I believe in everything until it’s disproved. So I believe in fairies, the myths, dragons. It all exists, even if it’s in your mind. Who’s to say that dreams and nightmares aren’t as real as the here and now?”
John Lennon

Oh the weather …

Oh the weather outside’s delightful,
and the hot chocolates got marsh mellows.
I guess that I should shovel.
Let it snow,
Let it snow,
Let it snow.

Orion’s version of Let it Snow. “My dad wouldn’t let me make hot chocolate because he wanted the milk for his coffee.” -_-! Maybe I just go over to Starbucks later.

!!Happy First Day of Winter!!

In Need of Advice for Studying

I have been trying to find the perfect studying method for myself…so far I haven’t found one. For my most recent test I decided to try studying using songs I made up. Then I recorded and played and sang along to the songs over and over and over. I read my notes while singing as well. I thought that since I seem to be good at learning music by ear, I could do that. I also tend to remember things that I read, that is if I’m interested in it. However textbooks (no offence) are not that interesting. I felt like if I read, sang, and listened all at once, I would be fine. However that was not the case.

I won’t tell you what I got on the test but…. It’s not something I’m very proud of. Especially after all that work I did. To be honest I felt like I had gotten at least an 80% on the test when I was finished.
I don’t know what else to try. Just reading my notes over never seemed to work for me in the past, so I felt that mixing things up would be better. I’ve tried writing my notes out again as well but it hasn’t helped.

If this helps at all: according to a test I did back in 8th grade (thank God I remember this) I learn well by communicating with others. Which is strange to most of my teachers because I’m known as “the quiet kid.” I can recall my teacher going, “Really? That’s weird. I never would have thought….” and then just looking at the test with these wide owl eyes as he scratched his head.

Anyways does anyone have any advice for me? At this point I’d be grateful just to get a, “Keep trying your hardest!” I am so tired…

Please help.

Signed,

A very tired, hungry, and still feeling a bit ill…

Orion.