This might be the equivalent of me getting the baby photos out, but you can never have too much Gwen and Emrys in my opinion.
Actually, I’m wanting to catch these moments with Gwen. As you can see from the video she doesn’t walk that easily, and it may be that she won’t want to do this walk for too much longer. Time is precious. As are memories.
I created this for my mum’s memorial service – she died in 2011.
For me, writing the song was a really good way of sorting out my feelings and helping me to focus on my grief, when there were so many other pulls on my time and attention. Sorting through old photos and adding the slides has given the song another dimension, and invites me to come back, listen, watch, remember …
The “Before time” phrase, and a few fragments of the lines first came to me some years ago on a retreat, but I’d never found a place for them.
Before time – Lyrics
The Alpacas, and Gwen, at Pistyll Gwyn in 2014. The music is ‘Water falling’ (edited) from Music from Holy Vale.
I wanted to capture our remaining alpacas in the last year of our alpaca business. We still have five which we keep as expensive lawnmowers, but some of the ones here have now left us, one way of another, so I’m pleased I made this little film.