We have experienced unbelievable tragedy in the USA recently. It was for times such as these, both personally and collectively, that I wrote the next "Ave Maria", my memorial/tribute love song, "Lamentare". My sister and I were talking, and the subject of how would/could we ever deal with the death of our father when that time came. That discussion haunted me. When I got home, I immediately went to the piano and wrote "Lamentare". It is my personal tribute to the special gentleman and compassionate man that was my father (he just passed March 6, 2013). Loss--a lot has been written about it, how to deal with it, its part in the Journey of life, the "why" of loss, etc. Take a moment of quiet time, a personal meditation, and listen to "Lamentare". I believe the arch of the music can take you to a place of inner peace in that moment as an expression of love and compassion for your loss and that of others, and as a tribute/memorial to those souls that have touched us, and we carry with us ever onward. We want to heal. Pain and loss are a necessary part of life. The song and its experience don't change the world in any immediate way. But on the personal level as we each pass along the compassion it elicits from one-to-another, perhaps such a positive and slow evolution can be a natural part of what is the larger future. That is as those we have lost would want it.