Somewhat chronological, visit web though by no means consecutive.
I’ve got twenty minutes left of my lunch break, and since it’s been a couple of days – and since, if I don’t find something to distract myself with, that cookie I’ve got earmarked for my afternoon tea is quickly gonna go the way of that crisp sandwich I’ve just finished – that seems as good a reason as any for a post.
I’ve seen variations of this meme crop up on Facebook, but Ed over at The Mystery Spot has been using these thirty simple – and often repetitive – prompts for slightly more extended pieces of writing. I can’t promise to emulate that, or to stick to his “no repeats” rule, but I’ll do my best.
And I definitely ain’t posting thirty days in a row, but it’ll give me something to write about when I’m struggling.
Day 01 – Your favorite song
People um and ah over what is, when you get right down to it, a simple question. It’s as if the contents of that smart playlist where everything gets five stars are like babies, and you couldn’t just drag one of them from a burning building. It’s too cruel! you say. How can I pick a favourite?
Or, my favourite: But my favourite song changes every day.
I accept that your mood is going to change every day, and that the song you might prefer to listen to might change to match that. But I maintain that it is possible to have an overall, immutable, never-changing favourite.
Mine is about escape from the normal and the open road, which is a pretty common theme in pretty much everything I love. It’s a song by Bruce Springsteen, but it is not (and you might want to challenge me on this, but I don’t care) my favourite Bruce Springsteen song. Because I don’t view it in the same way as I view, for those of you who are curious, “No Surrender”. It’s something separate, and apart, from that.
The happiest moment of my life was those few seconds when it dawned on me that I was about to hear it live. You might not believe me when you consider just how much I was crying.
The cookie? Oh, that ship has long sailed.