She commissioned a song to celebrate the serene and centered place she was coming to in her 50th year. And, as always, there's a twist.
Due to a devastating accident, Laura has been in a wheelchair for the entirety of her adult life. You'd never know it to talk with her on the phone or sense how she comes across over the internet. And in fact, she asked, when I created her song, that it not be "all about that." Because SHE is not "all about that." But we did work this harsh and, ultimately, rather defining turning point, into the video that my sister-in-law, Anne, created for you for this Song-of-the-Month. We did so not in an attempt to "make it all about that," but as a way of helping to share and amplify the wonder of Laura and her journey, which has inspired me deeply.