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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Morning Has Broken


I’m sitting in Mass this morning listening to the opening song, Morning Has Broken, originally by Cat Stevens.

What kind of man appreciates the beauty of nature, reverence for life, the symbiosis of organisms and inanimate entities (like the Earth, Moon and stars) and his ties to it?

Consider an Alpha.

An Alpha or any other kind of hero can be this sensitive. One wouldn’t expect a Navy Seal or an NCS (CIA) assassin to have this type of appreciation or fervor and perhaps most don't. This is exactly why a writer would be wise to consider adding charm, or using apparent contradictions to create a memorable and identifiable character. In short, paint your Alpha with nuance and complexity and your readers will remember you (and the character).

Morning Has Broken, by Cat Stevens (now known as Yusuf Islam), 1976.



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