I am a huge fan of synchronicity, and the idea that everything is connected. I find it as unsettling as I do reassuring, and live somewhere in the gray where these two emotional states exist in the heart of me.

One step this way, and I could experience something completely new.

One step the other, way and I could experience comfort and warmth.

Stand with my feet far enough apart, and I could experience something completely new, while feeling safe and comfortable.

A warning for those of you at home: Of course, that is also how people break themselves, and I suspect that notion of perfection is one that cannot truly be attained on this plane of existence because it sounds like Heaven, and therefore, is likely found there, which is not here.

I have been struggling a bit this past week.  First, it was some kind of bug that sapped my energy while refusing to fully manifest as anything other than an annoying cough.  Then, it was holiday planning, all to be rounded out with a tiny bout of depression, which is something I deal with more often than I would like.  Of course, if depression were like a dental appointment you could just keep putting it off, which is probably why they don’t leave us in charge of those kinds of things.

I am in the midst of building something here.  To do that I must tend it regularly, and being down, and feeling less than creatively inspired makes it hard to do this, and if I stop and break my momentum, that can make it nearly impossible.

Variations of that flavor filled the windshield of my mind as I tried to think of a song to share with you for this week’s Storyland Song Rec.  I came up with nothing.  Nada.  Zip.  So, I closed my, eyes and randomly picked a song to share this week.

I laughed out loud when I saw it, and I remembered that all things are connected, and synchronicity is all around us, waiting to connect us to the things we need to experience.

It’s strange that this song is even in my iTunes.  It’s old, it’s from a genre I haven’t spent any serious time with in several decades, but it beat its way in partially based on proximity repetition, and because when I closed my eyes, and looked into the world where we left Mads and Malik, this is what wafted out to me on a sweet night breeze, from a world with a purple sun.

If you have read my Dreams Series, you know what I am talking about, and if you haven’t, yeah, that was kind of a spoiler.  Nothing too telling though, and it’s not too late! In fact, just cause I’m juiced on synchronicity, if you email me at jabrownstoryteller@gmail.com with the title SYNCHRONICITY within 24 hours of me publishing this piece, I will send you the first book of the series FREE.  (Please include desired file format in body of email.) I will time stamp the email at the bottom before I hit POST to make sure there is no confusion from delays in updates with social media or WP.

Additionally, I will say here that, at this time (subject to change as this is a WIP), Wasted Days and Wasted Nights is the name of Mosaic, Dreams Series Book 4’s first chapter, and it will bring us into Mads world full throttle(ing).  There will be more on that later, tidbits and exciting things to share as we move toward the launch of this exciting new story in the Dreams Series.

For now, when I closed my eyes, and randomly picked a song to break this silence, the universe took that chance to reminded me that I need to keep it together and keep writing, by choosing this one.  It was like I hug.

I looked up the story on Wikipedia before I wrote this, and found Freddy himself was on the verge of making his dreams come true when he first recorded this song in 1959, but his career had a setback, and it took him nearly fifteen years to circle back, and grab this chart topper one more time.

So, with no further ado, me, and synchronicity bring you this week’s Storyland Song Rec- Freddy Fender’s Wasted Days and Wasted Nights, a song we almost missed out on hearing, but that eventually paid off in certified gold for selling a million units.

As always, the cover takes you to iTunes for a sample or a purchase.

freddy  Wasted Days and Wasted Nights


Happy Listening! (12/1/16 @18:48)






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