Today’s theme music, “Runaway Train” by Soul Asylum (1993), came from writing thoughts about the current novel in progress, April Showers 1921. As the story fleshes out more, becoming more substantial, I entertain different scenarios about what could happen, reactions and twists, and what could be said. One idea was that a person was thought to have runaway.
The novel’s protagonists are all teenagers. As I thought about their situation, my stream took a turn toward runaway children and their existence. That brought out today’s song. Images and details about runaways are often featured in their videos and during Soul Asylum’s performances of this song.
Sadly, not all children were actually runaways. The missing aren’t always hiding. Sometimes, they’ve been hidden.