Monday, March 28, 2011

I Think We're Alone Now

I woke up this morning with a creative fire. I couldn't get to the computer fast enough to write down all of the details from a beautiful dream I had. In it, two teen boys were madly in love with each other. The mood was innocent, na├»ve, hopeful. There was a purity to their love that triggered a strong emotional response - as if it were up to me to keep them together, somehow. And, that was all these two young people wanted, just to be together. Nothing else in the world mattered (or existed) for them. Only each other. It was a timeless dream - meaning I had no idea what era I was in, or even where in the world I was. There was a soundtrack comprised mostly of 60's music - including The Shangri-Las' Remember (Walkin' in the Sand) and the theme to A Summer Place (no lie). Granted, I watched the film Shag the other night, so the 60s were fresh in my mind. But the dream didn't feel like it was set in the 60s, but the music was important to both young men. The characters were so clear, so real (yet neither were based on or composites of someone I had ever met/known before in real life), they were begging to be captured, written down, recorded. They were practically shouting at me (or maybe it was the universe): please tell our story. I knew immediately this wasn't just any dream - this was the concept for a novel that has to be written (no excuses). Call it divine inspiration. Call it coincidence, luck, a vision from beyond. Call it whatever you want, but I'm going to call it I Think We're Alone Now.

1 comment:

  1. That song is one of my favorite of all time. It brings back so many memories. Funny how songs do that, flit to another era/world. None of the re-makes are as good as the original...good luck with book.



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