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the weight of one's destiny


Author Comments

Today's prompt is "destiny."

When I know something is my destiny, I feel at peace. I would rather spend my days taking that path, than wondering "what if" as dread comes over me — a sentiment I have expressed a good few times previously.

But it doesn't mean that destiny is always a thing to bravely anticipate. The weight of our own destinies can often crush us, and we are left to pick up our own pieces after being broken by it.

I look to the cross as an obvious sign and culmination of the words I wrote in the previous paragraphs. This being Holy Week makes it even more pertinent to me.

This theme actually dates back to 2008, back when I only had a piano and a phone with crappy AMR quality recording to get by. I don't think I ever expanded it to this level back then. It likely also had a different name, and served a different purpose — I originally wrote it as a character theme.

But here it is, expanded and (I think) finished?

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Will I ever fulfill my destiny?

*shakes magic eight ball*

“Try again later”


I like this a lot!! The one thing is that the orchestral part feels a little too short. I'd like to hear it a little more.

Getting Dark Cloud 2 Vibes on this. That said, for something so sad and sorrowful, I feel a hint of determination and strengthened resolve. As for the theme. Destiny is a fickle thing. Sometimes what we feel we're meant to do, is not often always the case or is not what it seems. Some believe they're destined to save the world, but get disappointed on how they go about it. While others appreciate how to go about it. I only partially believe in destiny. I feel in my heart what I'm meant to do and I've spent almost a lifetime trying to figure out what how I should do it.

Credits & Info


4.68 / 5.00

Mar 30, 2021
3:56 PM EDT
File Info
3.7 MB
3 min 16 sec
  • VSCO 2
  • Flex
  • FL Studio 20
Misc. Kit
  • BBC Symphony Orchestra Discover

Licensing Terms

Please contact me if you would like to use this in a project. We can discuss the details.