Reading My Way Around the World

Saturday 25 October 2014

A dream for another day

I'm playing catch up on my 30 day challenge and going back through some drafts that I hadn't published I found this one.

I had wanted to share this picture that a friend of mine painted - it links in to a song I wrote called Dreaming back in the mid 90s before the ceasefires here ....

It won a song contest and one prominent politician when he heard it, commented "That'll split the camp!"  This is the story of it  - you can also hear the song there.

Colum McEvoy - a wonderful artist who hails from Rostrevor  - painted this representation of the first verse of the song ...
"I saw the devil, he was running after me
Past the Madonna who was happy just to be
in a room that was falling around her with thunder
that was coming from the floor not above like it should be
and when I looked around the door I just come running through was gone
and I awoke to find myself in the middle of this song
I'd been dreaming."

Colum illustrates books and his work has been exhibited across the world.   I love this picture - one day I might own the original.  

This is my  Day 14 blog of a 30 day blog challenge 


  1. Love it! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

  2. Thank you for taking the time to wade through it Shirley!! Lovely to hear from you:)


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