About a year ago I got to know a new friend. It was in the beginning of the Corona pandemic when everyone tightened their social circles and didn’t hang out with so many different people. We lived pretty close to each other and our kids became friends so we started to hang out and did so pretty much for a couple of months. Since we both worked from home during this time we kickstarted almost every day with a powerwalk. And what do you do during long walks – you talk. It was a very special experience. We laughed and talked seriously, we shared our highs and lows, joys and sorrows, dreams and fears and we got to know each other amazingly well in a very short period of time.
After a couple of months her birthday was coming up and I really think that no one should be alone on their birthday, so I planned a surprise for her. When that day arrived I had a couple of hours left in the afternoon before I had to leave and all of a sudden this song just came to me. After not having been able to finish writing a song in so many years, I suddenly felt that flow again, which I, for such a long time, had waited and longed for.
So, in one way you can say that this song was kind of the starting point of this whole project, even if I didn’t know that at the time I wrote it. But this song will always be special to me in the same way as the story, the experience and the friendship behind it will be.
If this song awakens anything special in you, speaks to you in any kind of way, if you have a friend or a friendship that’s helped you rise above circumstances and obstacles in life or if you have your own “birthday-story” to tell , I would love to hear from you. Please share your story with me by sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you so much and take care out there!