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December 9, 2011

A beautiful day in the garden clearing spent kale and the last of summer’s melon vines, and planting Spring flower bulbs for fresia, narcissi, anemones and ranunculus. Back down the mountain from the garden in Malibu in perfect time for a simply breath-taking sunset, a few electronic messages sent and received on the iPhone as the sun’s rays faded into the short total lunar eclipsed night, and then back in the car down PCH to my mountain cabin in Topanga for a sweetly restful night.

So was the plan, but actually, looking at this description of my day, is it any wonder that a new song was born tonight? I mean, songwriter + natural beauty = song, right?

And this is how ‘The Message‘ came to be written. And boy is it simple, light and beautiful.