It’s really late at night, and I have to work tomorrow. It’s also the night that the last original song is due for the online songwriting group that I am in. The prompt was “don’t turn around,” and it was really hard for me to get Ace of Bass out of my head. I did it though, and as I was writing I started thinking about Orpheus and Eurydice, and how he forced his way into the underworld by his music after she died, and could have led her back to the surface with him if he had been able to trust her enough not to turn around and make sure she was behind him. I wondered whether or not she really would have wanted to go back to life. I wondered whether or not her own music was actually the most beautiful that ever was.