If I need a dose of energy lately, I blast the Latin or Mexican music. Tonight, I listened to a lot of Shakira. I rediscovered a song of hers I used to listen to on repeat from her Live and Off the Record CD: Ojos Así (Eyes like Those).
I love the passion of songs like these; it’s authentic and refreshing. The feelings are powerful and vulnerable. Art needs to be wild, free and true. I strive to write this way. No books in a can, lazy formula plots or characters with puppet strings. Your story must have life!
Here is a lyric video of Ojos Así with an attempt at an English translation. Some of the comments offered different (they argue better) translations for the Arabic part. Either way, you get the gist of the meaning.
Enjoy and happy, lovely writing. ✏️