Catherine Howe & Vo Fletcher - Lucy Snowe
Lucy Snowe (Featuring Ric Sanders) first appeared on my Silent Mother Nature album in 1976. I think it is one of the best songs Ive written and its a song Ive never stopped singing, Lucy Snowe is a character taken from Charlotte Brontes novel Villette, and is a thinly-veiled autobiographical creation inspired by Charlottes experience of first and unrequited love. She transforms her real-life love into a fictional story of mutual love while finally managing to leave the reader in a suspense of ambiguity when the hero doesnt return from a trip abroad to claim his bride to be. We are left wondering whether he is simply delayed or, in fact, drowned. Charlotte was balancing her own emotions in this unresolved ending. Its a long time since I read Villette yet the song still stands as my youthful impression of the character Charlotte Bronte created in 1853.