There couldn’t be a soundtrack of my life without a song from Enya and this one, in particular, has special meaning for the book I am currently working on. Our heroine, Tara, has a special connection to the soothing music from the Lord of the Rings soundtrack, and the lyrical tone of Enya’s voice is very much like the notes Tara plays on her hand-carved flute. I love the idea of music connecting her to not only her element but also the man she is destined to meet. You will get to hear more about their story in later posts.
The LOTR series is one that I can watch, time and time again. As of the drafting of this post, I am highly considering putting it on my “to-be-watched” pile again. It is right up there with the Star Wars series or my newest favorite Game of Thrones (although I’m not entirely sure about that last season). As you can probably tell, I love all things Fantasy and have for as long as I can remember. Some of my favorite childhood books were Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, and pretty much every fairy tale that was ever written. I also read a ton of Greek and Roman Mythology, and now that I’m revisiting some of these stories, I am finding great joy and comfort in their familiarity. It’s no wonder that I ended up in the fantasy end of things in the romance genre, I have been in this world practically since birth!
When I happened across this song during my research and gave it a listen, I felt an instant connection. The lyrics are especially meaningful at this stage of my series as well as my own personal journey. I like to think that even in the darkest point in any of our lives, there is a light out there for each and every one of us that shines our way home. Hope for a better future is what gets me through, and for Tara, it is the same. She and the other characters have a hard road ahead, and she will need to tap into her stores of faith to overcome them. The road will be long and hard, and friendships will be tested, but I have no doubt she will find a happily-ever-after for them all.
Enya’s music has always soothed me, and I am so glad that her wonderful tones have found their way back into my life at this time. She and I have been through a lot together, through changes in my life I can only hint to at this time. I now feel I’m ready to embrace not only where I’ve been, but where I’m heading and it is an exciting time for me.
Let the healing begin. XO