As the lilies surrounding her dropped their petals which wafted to the floor like feathers, I was drawn to their floating and circling. I kept thinking on the whole “circle of life” thing and began hearing this melody in my head. The preacher droned on about this that and the other, and my grandmother lay quietly, already gone on to the Lord long before the preacher could remind us of that.
So, the circle of life… she was here and she was gone after but a glimpse in the eye of the Almighty. Gone, but not gone, her spirit lives on. Grandma Pearl lives beyond this world now, but also she is here with us. She is a part of my mother, and myself, and my children. My sisters remember her each time they slide into a pair of slacks. My mother thinks of her each time she dons her choir robe.
I feel her presence when I close my eyes and call her name. There she is beside me with Pa Paw Birdie – his hand on my shoulder and both of them saying, “you’re a good boy, Bret.” Man, I hope they are right.
That’s what this piece is about …
I was recently contacted about using a piece of Stephenson Rd music for a charity in Canada. It was my pleasure to remix this one a bit and send it over. If you get an opportunity to help someone today, do it! You’ll feel better :)
I met a great fellow named Victor in the #OriginalOne song contest on TSU. Victor entered a song on the same theme as mine and I just really liked it. Victor and I got to talking and after realizing the similarity of the theme of our musics from opposite sides of the Atlantic, I told him I would like to feature his tune here as well. Please give my new friend a listen. If you enjoyed “Dance of the Falling Petals,” you will certainly enjoy Victor’s “Somewhere In Heaven”! Afterward, if you’d like to meet Victor on social, click on to the youtube or check him out on TSU at www.tsu.co/VictorHC