Or maybe I just can't sleep because I have posts running round and round in my head.
Anyone remember a meme that asked for 'a song that reminds me of you'? Well, I never could get into that one because songs never remind me of real people.
But they do occasionally remind me of fictional people. Or vice versa.
Way back when Bananarama's version of 'Venus' was on the radio I read (if I remember correctly) a book called Satyrday which had the following character -
She was immortal and lived on a mountain (Goddess on a mountain top)
She spend most of her time in the form of a silver fox (Burning like a silver flame)
But she was, in fact, a nymph (the summit of beauty and love)
And she was called Vera (And Venus was her name)
No, not a perfect match, but close enough to catch my imagination.
Then there is Sarah McLachlan's Fallen which struck me as describing most all the major characters in GRRM's Song of Ice and Fire series.
Most recently it was the Cruxshadow's Eye of the Storm that reminded me forcefully of Ista from Lois McMaster Bujold's Paladin of Souls. So forcefully, in fact, it brought tears to my eyes (but that could have just been PMS.)
"If you find the courage within you
To face the path ahead
It matters not the outcome
If what you will gain instead
Is a heart deepened in the knowing
That experience guards the soul
And the very thing that empties you
Shall surely make you whole
Where the silent voices whisper
Find the course that is your own
And however great the obstacle
You will never be alone
For I have watched the path of angels
And I have heard the heavens roar
There is strife within the tempest
But calm in the eye of the storm "