Music Muse: Stained Glass Masquerade by Casting Crowns
*SPOILER WARNING* Mild spoilers are included in this post. You may wish to read An Elegant Façade first.
If ever a song inspired one of my characters, it was this one. Stained Glass Masquerade was a key inspiration in the early development of Georgina's character. The idea of hiding behind a mask and trying to be perfect while falling apart inside describes Georgina's life perfectly. Even the mental image of the stained glass played into the story.
It wasn't until later that I learned Mark Hall, who wrote and sang lead vocals on the song, also had dyslexia, proving that God has a hand in making all of His stories come together.