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Jul 13, 2012 | 11:30 PM EDT
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12.6 MB
11 min 2 sec
4.38 / 5.00

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For the last several months, my grandma's health has rapidly depleted. Her liver failed earlier this week and it seems that she will not make it beyond a few days. I've been in her hospital room watching her slip away. Her face is gaunt and her body impossibly small. She moans incoherently with her eyes half open and her blackened hands trembling. It's hard seeing her this way. Seeing a woman once so strong willed and independent straining under the weight of her own body, bent and bruised, the brilliance escaping from her eyes.

Facing death brings me unceasing questions about my priorities and values. It's tough, watching life fade away. It's a feeling I've never quite known.

This piano improvisation represents the uncertainty that I'm feeling. I sat down at the keyboard, hit record, and let raw emotions guide my fingers.

It's unrefined, but I hope you enjoy the music. It is heartfelt if nothing else.



Rated 5 / 5 stars

is the best song in my life

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you, Dante.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Tears run down my face, beautiful and powerful, this raw emotion defines your character and brilliance with the instrument. I feel for you, one of my favorite music writers...

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you so much, Michael.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Beautiful, entrancing piece of music. Makes me cry and think of life and loss. I give you a shiny rating of 10/10 in appreciation for such wonderful music. My condolences for your loss.

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you very much for the condolence and feedback.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hahaha really nice for an improve. Even if it weren't.
Good sign. Good job.

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BlazingDragon responds:

I couldn't have done it without that keyboard. Thanks again my friend for your help!


Rated 5 / 5 stars

I'm sorry for the loss of your grandma, this song fits in any moment, it's relaxing, and heart-warming. This deserves 5 stars, my tears wont be forgotten with this brilliant peace of art, this isn't , music, this is art

BlazingDragon responds:

Thank you so much, Greg. That means a lot to me. :)