Composed for one of my dearest high school friends who departed this world under extremely sad circumstances. This piece emerged in 2000 almost in its entirety during a single moment at the piano. That is after years of searching for the right notes to express my grief… As is life’s uncanny way of connecting circumstances, the day I was in the studio recording this piece, my father met a similar fate to that of my friend. The piece thus became synonymous with both their spirits.
(Album Thirteen Sketches: The Andrea Keller Quintet)