it was the music, wasn’t it?

She really did laugh pretty hard, and she was pretty sure those adverbs were completely necessary.
Why was she thinking in the third person, she then wondered?

She looked at the doughnut she was eating.
The doctor agreed she should always watch out for some additives, that they could have some interesting effects. Seemed like pretty good life advice just generally, but she’s digressing…
Darn, is that “effect” or “affect”? She really should have asked him, because, she always got that wrong, and if there was one thing she was a stickler for, it was correct spelling…

And something was missing right now. It was the music, wasn’t it? So not the right atmosphere. She did start out with a pretty creative mash of something Icelandic with a kaleidoscope of music from her childhood, but good grief, was that the Count from Sesame Street?

She needed a segue.
No, she didn’t, no segues needed in this mind. Well, apart from all of those others all of the time that always made sense.
But that youtube video of David Bowie in Berlin needed no explanation. 

‘Heroes’ changed the tempo of her step, and the swirl of her emotions.

She wished she knew what the lyrics meant, but wow, world peace seemed achievable for a moment. And if that were true, then it was a good thing she ate this doughnut, a little cog in the machine of getting her thoughts to this place. Self congratulations were clearly in order.

This joyous, adverbingly doughnutty moment rudely interrupted by remembering something the doctor had said,
“I’m on your side”

which, naturally, changed the soundtrack in her mind.

It also changed the tempo of her step, leading her to the nearest bench, where she slumped under the weight of thinking in the first person.


I have loved the musical pairing of Liam and EJ for quite a while, and wanted to use this tragically beautiful song somehow. Then I forgot about it. I started writing this piece just for some fun, and meandered, surprised, here.

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      I love their work together. Apparently she was at one of his gigs and just started singing harmonies, and it kind of went from there, if I remember it rightly.
      I”m glad you like it 🙂


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