Similarities abound, I love comparisons, how about the joy of reading and the joy of listening to music?
Helped in this example of some brilliant music (Dear Mr Fantasy performed by Eric Clapton & Steve Winwood) by the overlap of the word fantasy – my favourite reading and writing genre (possibly my favourite word).
And what about the lyrics (below) – it’s a short story in its own right…
Dear Mister Fantasy play us a tune
Something to make us all happy
Do anything take us out of this gloom
Sing a song, play guitar, make it snappy
You are the one who can make us all laugh
But doing that you break out in tears
Please don’t be sad if it was a straight mind you had
We wouldn’t have known you all these years
Written by Steve Winwood, Chris Wood, Jim Capaldi
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group