Working through Some Ideas in the Midst of a Busy Life

It has been quite a while since I last wrote, and I have missed it. My life has been packed. I am now in the end of semester crunch time with exams approaching, two projects to finish, and preparation for the Security+ exam. I am also attending professional networking events and looking for an IT internship so that I can get my foot in the door and set myself up for a full job when I graduate..

I simply have not had the time write each day (I have done some), but I have worked on some ideas in my head. Years ago I thought of an idea for a fantasy story. I never developed it much because I thought some parts were too derivative, drawing too much from common themes. Nonetheless, I still liked some of the concepts, such as the basis for magic. I did not see how I could use it, and then this week I realized that I could work that part into my imaginary mythology.

Maybe I should give a small teaser. In this mythology, I envision a world which is the manifestation of its creator’s dreams. Unlike our dreams, which can be fragmented and constantly changing, this is a complete world. It also does not cease to exist when its creator is awake. Instead, it just goes on hold and then continues the next time he sleeps, but without the inhabitants ever noticing the pause. I also imagine a close relationship between magic and music, so close that they cannot be fully separated. This is the concept that I brought over from the old story idea.

This will probably be a long time in development. I have so much to learn about writing, and I need so much development. I am also busy trying to get through school so that I can make a better life for myself.

I have also pondered a video that I saw on YouTube. I recently discovered the BrunuhVille channel. It posts nice background music, often with a fantasy theme. I especially like this one:


At the end of the video beginning at 3:05 you can hear elven voices. The composer explains that he does not give them a meaning so that each person can imagine his or her own meaning.

So what do you see while listening to this song? Consider the image. The woman’s clothes and jewelry suggest that she may be royalty or in another high position. Also consider the mood of the voices. It suggests a culmination, but a culmination of what? That is the question I am still trying to decide. Maybe whoever is handing her the leaf is resigning from an important role and passing that responsibility to the younger woman. If so, then maybe the voices are reciting a traditional verse to commemorate the event.

What do you think is happening?

Because of school, I do not have the time to fully explore my ideas, but I still try to have fun with them when I need a break.

About henrywm

I am a graduate from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary with a Ph.D. in Systematic Theology. I am interested in Christian theology and church history. I also enjoy science fiction and stories which wrestle with deep questions.
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