I spent the morning writing songs and just trying out things on my guitar. Also listening to ABBA. Though that last one doesn’t really apply to this blog post.
I’ve been feeling pretty uninspired in terms of writing songs and books and blogs and I’ve been listening to all this music and reading all this poetry and it’s all brilliant I’m so jealous because why didn’t I think of that? I love that metaphor, but now I can’t use it because otherwise I’ll steal their whole poem. I love that line but now I can’t use it because it’s not my melody, it’s theirs.
It’s very frustrating.
But this morning something clicked and I wrote a new song and I put chords to it and I actually really like it. So I feel pretty accomplished right now.
Here is a small snippet of the lyrics, though I’m going to say they sound better sung 😉.
Do you know what it’s worth
Your hand in mine would be all kinds of perfect.
The songs play round and round
They lead me back to you
I give up halfway through
And stop singing along.
So that’s that. A small snippet of the song that has reignited some creativity. How absolutely reassuring.
Today I also did a hair cleanse because I had so much product buildup on my scalp (it looked like feral dandruff, honestly it was festy) and I used bicarbonate soda mixed with water. It worked so well; my hair feels light and fabulous now. Fluffy, but at least it feels clean. For the past few weeks it’s felt heavy and gunky, and now I feel super fresh and clean. Kind of like washing your sheets. Mmm.