Deke Masterson is near and dear to my heart. And if you are a lover of The Spark That Left Us, he’s probably pretty dear to you too. He’s been described by readers as “ruthless” but “soon to be likeable” which if there is any sort of indication for character development, I assume that would be it.
But sometimes you just find that one real person that embodies a character so much, that you aren’t quite sure how it happened.
I thank the universe for the music video for “The Words” by Christina Perri, because it gives me behind the scenes shots of a man who embodies Deke to the point where they’ve now become one and the same in my mind.
I can’t help but see these shots, and remember their trek through Colorado. I can’t help but see the stolen truck. They never intended it, and yet it thrills me.
Inspiration comes in many disguises.
Thank you Christina Perri and Colin O’Donaghue, for becoming Adeline and Deke, if only in my head, and if only for a moment.