While this is a very personal song I believe it contains some universal truths. For many if not most of us becoming wounded is part of the human experience. It is my belief that the places we may be healed from such wounds often mirror or are even the same as those that wounded us. As described in this song one of my healing moments came in my mid-60’s when my 90-year-old mother acknowledged out loud and as far as I know for the first time that she simply wasn’t ready to welcome a baby into her world when I was born. Something long unspoken was finally revealed. Long held unresolved tensions finally made sense. I no longer needed to wonder if I had done something wrong or if there was something wrong with me. My mother and I were both freed from unspoken feelings of shame or guilt. Because over the years we had become good friends and our love was and remains strong, the revelation could simply be one more tie that binds and in that moment we could be each other’s “saving grace.” Over the years I have written a few songs where the verses are spoken instead of sung. This is one of them.
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