Last Friday I heard sad news that my Nanna Dot's health had taken a quick turn, but was unfortunately away for the weekend and unable to visit.
Luckily she hung in there til the Sunday afternoon when @susyblue and I were on the way home so we got to visit her once more with my parents.
Whilst dad held her hand and mum stroked her hair, Susy and I played a few songs for her on the ukulele - a few old jazz favourites of her's plus an original of ours, and she peacefully passed away at the end of our third song.
It was a surreal moment for us all and relieving to see her in such peace. A special moment with someone we'll never forget.
Then at 4am that night I was suddenly wide awake ad knew I needed to capture the moment in a song, and there seemed no better option than the ukulele I'd played for her earlier.
I tried to make it a bit of a jazzy lullaby thing, not sure what genre it falls into now it's complete... it came out a lot easier than most other songs I write. I suppose it helps when you've got something poignant to write about.
So this one's for Nanna Dot...
Also be sure to check out Susy's song based on the moment we shared - https://fawm.org/songs/93326/
If life were a song, then you would be the melody
If it were a film, of course you are the pretty star
If life was a book your story sure was an adventure
if you were a bird then you would fly into the night,
perch upon the moon up in the sky
Love just like a blanket, your crochet will keep the cold away
Hidden in crosswords, your cryptic clues that kept us all amused
Sharper than a rose's thorn, remembering everything
If you were a ship, then you have sailed int the nights
Through the greatest depths, journeying alone,
Secrets you have kept, holding on and on
Never losing sight, but the time has come
Find your way back home to your beacon light
Now the story ends, the final chapter took your breath away
As the curtains close I hope you get to see your love again
With the puzzle solved the petals fall upon the ground
Sang your final song, it wasn't long til you were smiling
Peacefully I saw you fly away