Inspiration is a funny thing, I can sit for hours trying to write and have nothing come to me, or I can be doing some mundane task and have a sudden burst of insight. This morning as I was putting my daughter on the bus for school a song parody went through my head as if it were writing itself. I decided to share it here.
24 Runes - To the tune of Ernie Ford's "16 Tons"
Some people say the world came from fire and ice
and all the world's knowledge comes with a price
Knowledge that costs and we all gotta pay
some run towards it and some run away
You rist 24 runes and what do you get?
Another day wiser with every aett
Runatyr don't you call me cause I can't go
There's still too many things I don't know
Odin won the runes after nine long nights
they rose up from the depths and into his sights
He snatched them all with a mighty yell
for the Gods, elves, dwarves, and men as well
Runes for healing and runes for harm
runes for warding and runes for charm
There's runes for anything you might need
but if you work with runes be ready to bleed
You start learning runes and you'll be changed
your whole world view gets rearranged
The more you learn the more you ask why
and you keep on asking until the day that you die