life & loss
i knew grace was about to give birth to her son any day. on monday morning, i checked my reader and saw she had a post about her first contractions starting. i also knew deb's father, nate, was ill. i saw she had a post and went there next. sadly, her dad passed away late last week. i'm sure it's a coincidence, but strange how these things happen. it's not the first time.
as you know, music is really important to me. i really look for the meaning in lyrics. when my mom passed away a few years ago, the company i worked for closed a couple of months later. it was hard. i discovered keane's under the iron sea, which is a beautiful album although a bit dark. my insomnia was raging at the time and i would listen to it at all hours - 2 pm to 2 am. there are still songs on that album that can make me cry as they feel so personal.
i wanted to find something special for deb and have two songs. the first, one tree hill by u2, which was written about the death of someone close to the band. it's a heavy song. the other one is blue sky by kaisercartel and much gentler. i made the heart this morning. i'm not sure, but i believe trees and stones are significant to deb's traditions. i hope so.