Yesterday, Julien and I were chilling on the balcony, listening to music, when suddenly a song--its lyrics, music, the raw knowing in the singer's voice--all conspired to emotionally punch me in the chest, even though I'd heard it before. And I suddenly knew that I had found the theme song for one of my MCs. As I listened, tears started rolling down my cheeks. I will play it on loop while writing that character, or at least later scenes*...and I can do this without going crazy.
I'm a weird sap.
The song? Johnny Cash's cover of Hurt (originally by NIN).
*I still need music for the remainder of the character arc.