I Love This So Much But I Have Never Left A Review So Here Is A Review; "hi shootingstardew!" edition:
anywyas, this song is one absolutely prime example of portraying emotion and story through sound, serioulsy, i know the story itself was an after thought, but that only really shows the power of writing based on the song, and not the other way arround. i can really feel all the toughts, all the pains of the fox, all its laments, the pain of having to accept one's invevitable fate in one last self reflective journey and... the emotion of the piece is so strong, in fact, that it has personally been the perfect companny for some of my most self reflective days, even some of my darker hours. the compositional work and the ambience created by not only the soundscape, but also the the story that acompanies it create a feeling that is hard to explain, but has an all encompasing quality to it that made it so, by the end of each inner journey i took with this song, all i was left with was the last movement of the piece, with beautiful chords, a magnificent tie to miyolophone's world, fitting even without the context that caught miyo's hearth, and a smile on my face.
also, i've checked, and, unless it has been mentioned in your discord server, i think it is yet to be pointed out the super duper clear and not discrete at all inspiration from "one last look at paradise...", in both the feel last two sections, tieing with the end of said song's loop, and the idea of the scene that the song plays in being reflected in the story... and... i feel that. when in that scene, i needed at least some relief for the unfortunate fate. didn't we all. and, to portray that magically painful, beautifully cruel feeling of finding comfort in knowing that the light of your end shines to grow a smile on the face of ones who dont remember your life as anythign other than a ephemeral, fading shooting star in the distance.. it's... i... it's a very special feeling, and for you to encapsulate it all in a single song... it's a very you thign to do. as someone who too has a very strong emotional conection with gates to infinity, i can help it... the emotion that gates' ost produced in me in the past resonates within your piece, all while having a character of it's own.
oh, and i remember you once said you wanted that a kind of music you wanted to make, but never could, was examplified by "a home to remember", and, although the style and methods to achieve emotion in that song and your piece are different, they do transmit simillarly feeling, and similarly strong emotions to me, as shown by how... well... there's a reason self reflective and emotional are keywords in this love letter made review, so dont go around doubting yourself, know that you can portray emotion and style of any kind trough your sounds.
so, for giving me well needed company in tough days... i too say 3:23.