Friday, May 02, 2003

So there I am, out in the back yard posing a little cloth doll in front of a video camera, when the little neighbour kid comes over. Don't worry... the dad called her back before she got to close. She looked at me with a grin that said "I know you're crazy". My ex used to look at me that way sometimes.

Before that, I was doing some real work. But not real work. A friend of a friend lost a daughter in a car wreck. It was a very sad thing. She was one of those beautiful over-achievers everyone loved. A thousand at her funeral. We got together and built some music for her and her family. It seemed like the thing to do. It took a long time. It's finished today.

Her sister wrote;

"You have not only touched the lives of all you came in contact with, but through our words of you, a group of musicians have brought you to life again with music. Our hope is that this melody will carry to the heavens above so you can feel the everlasting love we hold in our hearts for you. You are now our guardian angel. Our love for you, transformed into beautiful words and notes that ring through our hearts, bringing joy and happiness like every smile you gave.

For this is not a sad song, but a healing, a celebration of you. Not only remembered in our hearts but in beautiful song."

Hug your kids tonight.


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