Today’s video is original music I wrote using a prayer by fellow blogger Michelle Marie for the lyrics. On December 7, 2018, Michelle Marie posted Still… Small… Voice on Tell Me About It at https://tellmeaboutit.co/2018/12/07/still-small-voice/, and I had a feeling there was an issue with her daughter, Alex, who has serious health problems. I commented that her prayer was beautiful, but sad, and asked how Alex was. Michelle Marie responded that she had been very sick and in ICU the week before. Michelle Marie mentioned that Alex just wants to lead a normal life. I could certainly relate to that having had a lot of health issues myself over the years. I didn’t realize the gravity of the situation until Michelle Marie emailed me with details. Alex almost died.
After getting the full story, I was inspired to write a song using Michelle Marie’s prayer for the lyrics. I was trying to imagine what is was like for Alex to be in ICU clinging to life, and started working on creating an etherial lullaby. I finished recording the song on December 15, 2018, and sent it to Michelle Marie. When I learned that she plays piano, I transcribed a short version of the flamenco guitar into piano and sent her the sheet music. She sent me images to use in a video, but I had to think for a long time how to do a video to go with the music. I finally came up with what I believe is a suitable video. Here’s my version of Michelle Marie’s Still… Small… Voice.
28 thoughts on “Still Small Voice”
This a beautiful collaboration, Tim. I hope Alex can lead a normal life someday, and I will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.
I was moved by this beautiful and emotional post, Tim. Respect and thanks for this post.
Wow, Tim, such a powerful poem and accompany music! The photos perfect for Alex’s journey through her serious illness. Nature’s healing touch! Thank you! 🙏💘 Christine
Thanks, Christine. I was imagining seeing the bridge, but never crossing it.
I can see that! A bridge signifies the end and it’s not the end for Alex! I was thinking Alex would be walking in a healing place, the bridge part of the healing. You know how peaceful it is to pause on a bridge and look at the water streaming below. Photos hold powerful messages, don’t they! 📚🎶 Christine
We always pause on the bridges and watch the water and wildlife.
Wow wow wow I’m so touched. Thank you for this I love it. Such an honor and privilege Tim. Thank you for your friendship and for your creative touch. 🙂 Your prayers are felt always 🙏 Sending them right back to you 🙏
I’m happy you like it, Michelle Marie. I enjoyed putting everything together.
I love all of it. The flying music sheet is so beautiful it reminds me of a whisper and how that still small voice feels. 🙏
The music blowing in the breeze was a bit of a challenge, but I finally got it to work fairly well. With the song being short, I ended up using only one of your photos to fade in and out. I tried changing photos, but I didn’t think it worked as well.
I love what you did. You did a wonderful job. I love that it looks like an old film. Amazing to me how you did this. 🙂
Thanks, Michelle. I like the old film effect. It has a nice feel to it.
I agree with you I was just thinking of this song and cane back to watch if. Thank you again Tim Have a great day. 🦋💜
Good job, Tim. 🙂
How sweet of you to do this.
I’m quite choked up. Michele Marie’s blog is so sunny and hopeful, that it’s hard to think how sad she must be. My prayers go out to her and her daughter. May a normal life come soon.
You did a lovely gift, Timothy. I enjoyed this very much, in spite of the reality.
Thanks, Resa! Michelle Marie is very sparkly and vibrant. I believe it’s the only way she can survive all the grief.
This is beautiful…
Thanks, Jeanne Marie.
You’re very welcome!
Dear Tim, this is a very moving and delicate lullaby, a beautiful gift for Michelle Marie and her daughter, Alex. The video is beautifully done and exceptionally emotional.
Thanks, Mia. I’ve been through a lot, but I really feel for Michelle Marie and Alex — they really have to endure so much.
You’re welcome, Tim. Wishing Michelle Marie and Alex the very best.