Running Out of Time (Solo Piano)

by Dogwood Daughter

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My thoughts have been with an old classmate from high school who lay dying this week. I have felt unaccountably haunted and sad. I say unaccountably because we were not close friends, yet I felt a connection to her. After Lula called me last night and told me that Helen had died, I went in my studio and sat down at the piano and just let my fingers wander over the keys without direction, letting my emotions take over. I played this little piece a couple of times and turned on the recorder. This small musical gift, for I felt that it was a gift, encapsulates my sadness at having already lost so many friends and family: Patti, Jarrett, Esther, Mother and Daddy, and Uncle Harry, Jimmy, and yesterday, Helen.

I keep going back to the guestbook page on my website,, and reading what Helen wrote just a few months ago about running out of time . She ran out of time yesterday.


released March 4, 2014



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Dogwood Daughter Oak Ridge, Tennessee

I'm Dogwood Daughter, also known as Lily Cat Music for Kids, Martha and Mom. I work from my little studio behind my house in the Cumberland Mountains. I'm a one woman operation: I write all the music and lyrics, play and sing all parts. I record for my general audience as Dogwood Daughter and produce children's music as Lily Cat Music for Kids. LOTS of music on my website, please visit! Thanks. ... more

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