I was interviewed for this documentary about grief.
I talked about the Requiem I wrote after my mom's death, about "a group of composers on a forum" (that is you all!), and the role in creativity in dealing with difficult emotions....
some of you were so present for me during that time, I think you know who you are... After Mom died, and then a year later, a dear friend, then this year my stroke, I have basically been out of it for two years.
Now, I am preparing for the Requiem for a performance next year... and am coming out of my tequila-soaked 2 years, which I spent most of my time playing Scrabble and Minesweeper, for hours and hours, because I could not bear to feel the pain that was just under the surface.
As I have so many times said to you all, thank you -- I so appreciate you all, even so I have been mostly silent for a couple years, the gratitude for all of all, is ever as just as present with me as in the beginnning.
Lots of love to all of you,