My Dad's Mom, Elaine Midgley, passed away this year in June. I called her Mimi and had the joy of spending every summer with her growing up. She taught me about sweetness of every kind - from cookies to sharing and making the best of every moment. I'm so lucky to have known her, and even luckier to have had her as my Mimi. After she died, my Dad's song "Experience" started to have a different meaning to me. I started to hear it as though Dad had written and sung the song for this very occasion, and I felt inspired to collaborate. I guess it was just my way of saying farewell to a wonderful woman and role-model. I love the fact that the song was started by her own son, making it a reminder of the incredible power of love to outlast a lifetime.
[The Mimi] Experience
by Doug Midgley and Allison Gosalvez
Will we be together somewhere
Someday, is there any way to know?
Let time and life be free to go its way
And let your feelings let you know
We can plan and save to steer our hopes
To what we think we need
But time will change the way we see
For experience is just a seed
That only grows once we perceive