So it'll be a few more days before the saga gets the update, sadly.
When stuff like that happens, it usually puts me in a sour mood and I don't want to go back and immediately redo everything I just lost. I had some nice things going, but I lost a lot, and by this point I would have regained simply what I lost. So I needed to do something else. I figured I'd churn out this week's music project a little early, because i had to work on something.
Start To Begin:
Based on another Kingbastard song, but this time it's really not about a particular song at all. I was listening to a bunch of songs on loop when this moment happened, and I chose the most appropriate title for it, because I can't remember the exact song when I got hit by the sun shower.
While riding my bike at the beach back on the fourth of July weekend, I was on about mile 30, my last lap, and the skies opened up on me, despite the sun being in full bloom. I was tired, hot as hell (it was upper 80's that weekend) and the sudden cool rain suddenly pouring all over me was quite possibly the most refreshing thing I have ever felt, ever. I parked the bike in the driveway, walked around, and laid on the roof of my car until the rain stopped.
While my first project piece was literal in it's depiction, this one is not at all. I didn't want to illustrate the moment, just me in a sun shower, because I didn't think any of my memories of that were all that interesting. I instead chose to go for the feeling of the moment. It was a moment of sheer oneness with the nature, and after a long bike ride, the rain took away all my fatigue and gave me a rebirth of spirit.
The picture itself was initially going to be me on a bike, but a front view silhouette of a guy on a bike looks strange and I'm not yet good enough to pull it off, so the picture isn't quite the image I had in my head, but I'm still happy with it. It came out kinda christ-like, but that's okay. When people make that arms spread pose I think rebirth because while I may not be a god man, I am a man who enjoys his Shawshank Redemption.