Picking up drafts

I was listening to AFP’s podcast today with Laura Jane Grace, and they discussed picking up old half-written songs to finish them off. Succinctly – the magic that could’ve been is rarely to be found again. It’s a way in to finding more magic, but you can’t quite capture what was there at the time.

This feels true to me if I try and finish off a draft or expand on a title I’ve jotted down.

Who I was exactly then has gone. Where I was exactly doesn’t exist any more. The light is different. The mood is different.

None of that is a bad thing – just a recognition that every moment happens but once.

We can create anew, again and again.

Keep going.

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