Cover image by Sue Heesom
In 2017 I released my first single, after attending a Butterfly Release at Halton Haven Hospice. Just before the release, a Native American Legend was read aloud:
“If anyone desires a wish to come true they must first
capture a butterfly and whisper that wish to it.
As a butterfly can make no sound, the butterfly can not reveal
the wish to anyone but the Great Spirit who hears and sees all.
In gratitude for giving the beautiful butterfly freedom,
the Great Spirit can grant the wish.”
After hearing this read aloud followed by the release of the butterflies, I was inspired. I couldn’t stop thinking about the Legend, nor the image of all these butterflies.
What was, in reality, around 100-200 butterflies, felt like thousands…..more. I wrote the song a couple of days later, I sat down in the morning and everything came flooding out. I recorded the song, to share with a few people, I received a very positive response to it.
I had the idea of releasing the song for Halton Haven, with every penny that was due to me, going to the Haven. After approaching the Haven, and them being open to the idea, I set about getting it released. The song was released on Friday 27th October 2017, the same day I ended up moving house.