February 27 2013

Songs Contain Spirit

Shantell Ogden (Songs Contain Spirit)

I once read a book called “Anatomy of the Spirit” by Caroline Myss, and I’ve carried this idea from it ever since…

There was an Athabascan woman who described being a blanket maker or a songwriter in her culture a position of great honor. She went on to explain,” You have to have permission from a songwriter to sings his songs because his songs contain his spirit.”

As I’ve been focusing on writing lately, I have continued to try to put the ‘spirit’ of the characters I write into songs. Sometimes there is a little more ‘me’ than others, but I always try to give it heart and keep it true-to-life.

What do you think about this idea?

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Posted February 27, 2013 by StrongWriterDean in category "Shantell Ogden