The whimsy of the song forced a small smile onto his face, despite all attempts to prevent it. For a while he let his head sway to and fro just listening to the song, not letting memories and melancholy of long ago overtake him.
The furtive first line of the song, the hesitation before the escape was simply wonderful. A precis of the gentle bounding to come. Then, rather than a stampede of sound, the composer let a lyrical ride of notes cascade out and run around the listener.
Still he let himself just listen.
He found solace in the song. Understanding now why he was listening to this song, this song from so long ago, when he was a different man. Comfort in time of distress. But what sorrowed him now? What was his distress?
He let his thoughts wander and drift where they may, relieved of all control or all purpose. Currents of movement, of where he wanted to be, of where he wasn’t.
“It’s time sir.” His aide said.
Taking in a deep breath, he open his eyes letting it out in a slow powerful, grounding action, his confidence returned.
Taken from: Memoirs Of The General by Aninka Kindly circa 14 N.E
Escape Of The Circus Ponies is a real piece of music by Liz Story.
Memoirs of The General is a fictional book written about General Tanner Kindly.
Most of the time spent writing this was given over to finding the spelling of the word “precis”.
Degas Remembered? Is a real piece of art created by dcd.