I first heard Ruby (Whistle Song) by George Lovett a few weeks ago, shortly after reading Love Belvin’s Muted Recklessness. I’ve never heard anyone convey such emotion by whistling alone. However, when reading through the comments on the YouTube video, I was reminded how we all interact with music differently. It made me think, what are ways we can convey emotion that are outside of the standard happy/sad, good/bad dichotomy?
My writing is pretty rusty after neglecting it over the past few years, so I figured why not challenge myself to examine and expand my emotional vocabulary. I encourage you to join me by participating in this Friday Freewrite Challenge.