This is the second installment from my piano collection I’m currently writing,,”The Week Effort Collection.”
Out of the seven pieces in this collection, this is probably my favorite as far as emotional outpourings. I think the piece is my favorite overall, but I’ll get to that at a later date.
Following the pattern of juxtaposing opposite styles which I started in the first piece “The Meadow Lark” (with the Beethoven; Joplin combo), this piece volleys back and forth with introvert sections versus extrovert material.
I went through a rather trying year last year with my health and the end result was, “I’m still here” but I can’t do a lot of the things I use to do. So then the proverbial question, “why me” arises and you can easily hear the struggle between accepting my fate , cherishing the fact I’m still here, and then letting the anger/ anxiety of my limitations take over.
To set the record straight, I’m not bipolar…as this piece might also indicated!
The piece starts and ends with a question motif about what lies ahead. And since none of us knows what fate has in store for us, it remains unanswered.
I’ll be gone for 2 weeks starting tomorrow. Flying to Albuquerque to have Easter dinner with friends and to pick up my final trip of “stuff” I left behind in the move to California. My friends will be glad to have their garage back I’m sure. Renting a U-haul, I’ll be taking my time to see some things in Arizona. I won’t have a computer, hence I won’t be able to answer any of your replies (if I get any) until I return. Just let you know I’m not ignoring you.
The very best to everyone,
Memories That Once Had Been