Talisman // A parable of celebration and farewell
The initial spark for this piece happened upon hearing the news that my Grandfather was in the hospital for surgery following a stroke. Writing this song was ultimately a coping mechanism, knowing soon it would be time to say goodbye. I wanted this song to take on a spirit that may help with the grieving process by bringing emotions to the surface.
There’s a balance in play between the spectrum of sadness and joy. I didn’t want this song to dwell uncomfortably in melancholy and sorrow. Instead, focusing on cherishment and celebration, reminiscing in fond memories and being grateful for all the little things.
I am thankful to have played this piece for my Grandfather on his last day.
Dedicated to my family. Written in memory of my Grandfather, John Wylie.