I started working this song in January, 2014. After playing with some ideas, I put it aside and did not approach it again until this past Sunday (March 7th). I keep playing with certain harmonies and rhythmic possibilities, but the attached version is getting closer.
This morning I found out that a dear friend from my childhood and high school band days is fighting leukemia. She fought cancer just a few years ago and won! This is devastating news to find out that she is in a great Birmingham hospital fighting for her life.
I made the decision this morning to dedicate this song to her and I pray for the remission of this cancer in her body. She is an intelligent woman of great strength, grace, and beauty. She was 1st Runner-up in the Miss Alabama Beauty Pageant several years back. Get well, Diane.
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