Thought it was about time for another installment of what’s been happening in our world at present. As many of you probably know, just 3 weeks ago Byll and her partner Tom gave birth to the most gorgeous little bub. He is the apple of everyone’s eye at the moment and he and his besotted parents are all doing amazingly well. As the younger one, I give thanks everyday that I get to watch my older sister go through everything first, pave the way, make life a little less terrifying. Well, some things less terrifying..
There have also been many good hours dedicated to continuing writing and demoing for this new album that we are due to make before the end of the year. Though as we’ve discovered, having a newborn baby around can be rather distracting to the required amount of discipline needed to come up with genius work and sometimes ‘writing sessions’ have quite quickly turned into simply looking at the baby do hilarious baby faces for two hours.
A strange sequence of events did however occur when within 24 hours of a significant birth, our grandma who has been battling Alzheimer’s disease for the past five years and fought palliative care for 5 weeks towards the end, waited long enough to welcome her first great grandson before finally slipping away. All things certainly do happen for a reason, which makes me believe that it was no coincidence, but rather a carefully timed handing over of life.
Thankfully there was light brought to our grandma’s funeral when to close the service a recorded version of our song ‘Grandma’ was played in honour of her. Through a muck of tears, we were stunned into quiet laughter when the play button was hit and our song was played at a tempo that made our already sweet voices turn chipmunk(!) We thought we were young when we recorded that song, but this was something else.
So now we enter the period of existing as the generation in the middle. It is quite strange as most brand new roles often are, but it is also unbelievably exciting in a way I never would have expected. Though I guess that’s what happens when you recognize yourself growing up, hey.