by Lorraine Bartlett / Lorna Barrett / L.L. Bartlett
My office is right next to Mr. L's office. In fact, I have to go through his office to get to mine. Why the original owners tacked two bedrooms together like that is beyond me. Wouldn't the person in bedroom #1 want his or her privacy? But then, that's why the rooms make better offices than sleeping areas.
Anyway, my life is set to music--or at least noise. If I'm not listening to an audiobook (while folding laundry or cleaning the kitchen), I'm listening to music. I got my love of music from my Dad. The first present I ever remember getting was a radio. I must have been three or four and I played it all night long--every night.
Tropical Morning. I like it because it has the sound of birds, a gentle wave now and then, and soothing tunes. (Mostly acoustic guitar.)
Sometimes I give my characters some traits I exhibit myself. Right now I'm writing a rather somber piece. In it, one of the characters (Richard Alpert) knows that something bad is going to happen. His comfort music is Vivaldi, and in particular, The Four Seasons. I also love that piece of music, but it's not something I find comforting. I don't even own it, but when I was first experimenting with the character, I soon learned that he was a classical music fan and Vivaldi was his favorite.
Where does this stuff come from?
Echoes of Egypt (another Arkenstone album) has been playing in the family room where I write).
Do you have any kind of comfort music? If so, please share!