Adventure. Funny word, isn’t it? So many meanings, but so very hard to really define. And we all want to find it.
“Remember what Bilbo used to say: It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Bilbo was remarkably wise, for a hobbit with “no use for adventure”. He knew the road outside his door was a pathway to adventure. For me, and for many other writers, words are our pathways. Pick up a pen and it’s very easy to be swept away. Combine writing with music… and the adventure might take you by surprise.
Here are a few tracks of the music I like to play when I “step onto the road”…..
Song of the Lonely Mountain by Neil Finn
Music of the Night (Michael Crawford version)
Son of Man by Phil Collins
Wake Me Up by Avicii
Hey Brother by Avicii
Highwayman (Glen Campbell’s version)
Viva La Quinta Brigada by Christy Moore
And, last but certainly not the least, two of my all-time favorites:
The Gondor Theme from the Lord of the Rings
So, hold onto your headphones or bolt down your speakers, pull up a chair and a pencil, whip that paper out of its sheaf, and see if you can’t find a road to sweep you off your feet!