I work through my music with two key words.
Life and Death.
What can you do in the given time of life?
...I'm not sure.
But we do our best and try because there will come an end.
That's what makes "now" so important.
When my father passed away,
I was too young to understand what "death" meant.
Things I wanted to say spilled out one after another.
I wrote them in a letter, and went to bed with it under my pillow.
Later on, my mother was admitted to a hospital.
At a time when little time was left, she said she wanted to go to a concert.
As she came home from one, she had on a huge smile.
She was full of energy. It was like a miracle.
This is when I realized music has miraculous power.
It lead me to think now that you shouldn't hold back all the
Thank yous and Sorrys
while people you care about and love are still here with you.
There are so many things you realize only when they're gone,
but I still have things I want to do.
I know that there is so much more that I CAN do.
If there were a music hall in medical facilities and hospitals, and patients
who weren't allowed to leave the hospital had the chance to hear music live,
my mother might have been even happier.
If I could make that important someone happy by singing…
It would make me so happy, so blessed,
if my words and songs could touch you even for a moment in your life.
Because I want to say Thank you to you.