Friday, 30 September 2011
Dealing with grief: Light her on
I wrote this song for Aunty Jean, a lady who had always been very kind to me. But as we weren't incredibly close, I was surprised by how upset I was by her death. Later in December 2010 my friend's baby boy died as well, so it seemed appropriate to dedicate it to both of them. Then, earlier this year Mike's mum Daphne passed away. As she'd been suffering from early onset Alzheimer's for a long while it wasn't a surprise but it was still upsetting.
The song still makes me emotional to sing it.