Mike's looking pretty snazzy in those shades, eh?
http://www.reverbnation.com/q/4y09kh Click this to hear "Alive Again"!
I felt my mother beside me while writing this, literally, to the right of me while I played the piano. Several years ago, after she died, my brother had a dream about her. She came to him and said, "I am okay, it's not what I thought it would be, but it's good and you'll be here too." We channel spirituality differently, but we got the same message. His is a dream, mine is a song. In the past few years, I have seen more loved ones die than in my entire life. All of my recent compositions have addressed the inevitable. We will not escape death here on earth. But I know, with all my heart and soul, that there is so much more, this is a journey. Learn, grow, move!
A friend of mine listened to this demo and said, "That's what it's like to be in Alcoholics Anonymous." We struggle with pressure from expectations, responsibilities, mistakes, misunderstandings, regrets, dependencies, delusions. There are so many times in life that we need a second chance, to change the path we're on, to stand up, dust ourselves off and say, "I know who I am and what I am supposed to be!.”
What did Jesus do? He carried the greatest pain; rejection, beating, with the burden of all of our sins. He thought that God, His Father, had abandoned Him. They killed Him. But, He rose from the dead. He is alive again. And because of Him, I am alive again.