Rented August Rush over the weekend. Seen it? It's the story of an orphaned boy who believes his parents would find him if only they could 'hear' him. See, he's a musically gifted child (who's never had a music lesson), and he often 'hears' music. Eventually, he teaches himself to play it...and the rest is history.
Honestly, the movie had its hokey moments, but it was also surreal and charming, if that's possible. Something else stood out for me, though, and that was the very real presence of evil. Just like the Bible says, in this story the devil (or resident evil) masqueraded as an angel of light. At one point, 'evil' sees he's losing and makes one last, desperate attempt to win...but to no avail.
I've no idea if the writer of this story intended to weave in that spiritual thread. Just my observation. And I think that's because when I write, I include the spiritual life of my characters, just as I do their physical, emotional and intellectual aspects.
I've moved out of my office today and am writing on the couch. Thank the Good Lord for laptop computers! Our neighbors moved out a few months ago to remodel the house. This is a good thing, except for the gazillion people and trucks there every day. The grinding and banging and yakking carries right through my window, and although I can hear it out here in the living room too, it's slightly less disturbing. If my next book has an ax-wielding writer in it, you'll know where that came from, LOL...