Saturday, October 31, 2009

A Sensual Orgy of mind and ear

I went to the Friends of the Library semi-annual book sale today, hoping to pick up some good hard cover editions of Gabaldon's Outlander series, but came home instead with a book on bird song. Call it inspiration for Nano.

Listening to Maire Brennan sing Ilathair De (In God's Presence) while reading Why Birds Sing by David Rothenberg created a nearly mystical apex of delight in my brain today. (A mini-rant: disregard the low Amazon star rating for his book. Never trust a rating that is composed of many five and four star ratings and a few one-star spoilers with nothing in between - clearly the amalgam is not representative of most opinions.)

Visit his website to hear recordings of birds, and of duets between birds and people.

3 comments:

Marina said...

Pandababy, where are you? You're not Nano-ing! I hope everything's okay with you.

Pandababy said...

Hi Marina.

I've fallen into my winter depression and although I've made some notes about characters and scenes, done some research and I've been journaling, I haven't been writing a Nano story. Like being wrapped in gray wool on the inside, it is a fog.

I had a bad reaction to the last two antidepressant prescriptions and the naturals, like 5 htp, l-tyrosine and DLPA are so difficult to balance. I'm in a quandry. or maybe it is swamp. I should go back to my doctor but I'm so mad about the wasted $$ for RXs that failed that I am the opposite of motivated to ask for another one.

I'm working with a book, The Four Day Win, by Beck, on how to change brain function with combination of behavior modification and altering habitual patterns of thought, but yesterday I flunked Day One.

Not giving up, but it isn't looking good for Nano this year for me.

Hope your story is going well and thank you for asking. I'll drop in to the site later this week.

Marina said...

Sorry to hear that, Pandababy. I know you were really looking forward to doing Nano. I hope you get everything sorted out soon and start to find your way out of that fog.

Best wishes, I'm thinking of you.