Well, in my quests for inspiration I decided to risk myself at the night and step to the garden (even though mosquitos stalk like a mad swarm and the urban lights block most of the view…) and looked up. I was surprised to realise how much time passed since the last time I gazed at the stars for so long. There I got hit but the inspiration I needed. Orion and the Southern Cross were visible and clear. And, after a while I got lost in the immensity. Takes time to realise the HUGE (all in capitals) scale of a planet. I can only dream to imagine the gigantic proportions of a galaxy…
Bad days and weeks have been annoying me and this eased things a bit.
I also found several music albums that focus on the space or the science fiction. Focused in the tradition of the “symphonic/progressive” metal, this project, Ayreon, and, in particular, one of their older albums, “The Universal Migrator Pt. 2: Flight of the Migrator”, is superb.
In fact, after an long intro song, we are driven to the beginning of time, the ‘Dawn of a million souls’:
At the birth of time, the beginning of beginnings
One cosmic soul was created
A bringer of life, a universal migrator
Born to sow its seeds in all the galaxies
And so on.
I highly recommend any of Ayreon’s works for those who are fans of science fiction, progressive/symphonic rock/metal and the likes. In fact, the title of this entry is, precisely, one of the songs from Ayreon’s album “Into the Electric Castle: A space opera”. Not quite a super creative title but, hell, it came handy for this whole text block, hehehe.
Anyway, how long have you been without looking at the night sky?
Ok, enough of my ramblings. Everyone, have a nice day. Over and out.