Just over 8 weeks ago we had to say goodbye to our faithful companion of 10 years.
His heart medication which had given him an extra year of happy life was losing the battle and we had to avoid his succumbing to pain and suffering.
The most difficult decision of my life.
That, and the pains of trying to move house, have meant I've been rather absent posting here recently.
The day after he passed peacefully away I wrote and recorded a piece of music and it then took over a month before I could manage to play anything even remotely worthwhile. Who said artistic creativity comes from pain!
I've tried to record a piece this weekend to remember Theo positively ... but it's not really worked. Maybe it'll happen later.
This is what I recorded a couple of months back - an improvisation where the opening motif appears 10 times, one for each year of Theo's life. The final 11th playing of the motif is deliberately out of tune for the year that was never completed.
At least it's an honest reflection of my feelings at the time.https://soundclick.com/share.cfm?id=13779477