Spotlight On Writers
Alan David Gould
- Where, do you hail from?
- What is the greatest thing about the place you call home?
I love the quietude of our current home in Sarasota, FL. It affords me ample opportunity to write and compose, to think, take a deep breath and contemplate my many blessings. It’s there that I imagine the world around me; both the parts I’ve experienced and the places I have yet to go. It’s wonderful to have a solid foundation from which to create.
- What turns you on creatively?
Life is essentially a creative exercise. The way we respond to day-to-day stimuli determines who and what we are. That being true, I rejoice in the arts and the passion with which artists feel compelled to explore their ever-widening boundaries. I’m everybody’s fan. I love the inherent triumph of a brilliant piece of writing or an inspirational piece of music. I consider that a victory for us all.
- What is your favorite word, and can you use it in a poetic sentence?
I’ve been pretty riveted by the word virtual these days, as I work with numerous virtual orchestral samples in addition to the 10 real instruments I actually play. Here is a piece of tapestry for you:
“Within the virtual motion of distant memory exists a place in between us. There, inside a room only we know, rarified, motionless, transcending all purpose, guided only by love, tomorrow arrives to propel us forward.”
- What is your pet peeve?
The ordinary: I am continually frustrated by the apparent inability of many people to respond creatively to life’s ongoing equations. At times I worry that humans are not sufficiently evolved to circumvent their own demise. And yet, I continue to hope for the best and the brightest that mankind has to offer, for the planet, and for all of us.
- What defines Alan David Gould?
The compulsion to finish what I started. I have numerous writing and music projects that I want to bring to fruition. I consider that I worked as a career musician for 45 years to give myself the time to do just that. I vow, to myself and others, to bring it all home prior to checkout. Life is short. We all need to make a singular contribution to the planet.
Alan David Gould
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