Days Made of Now
II. Turntable for Two
Commissioned by Patrick Preacher in memory of his mother, Tina Preacher, “Days Made of Now” is an introspective look at the love between a mother and her son. The title comes from a line in the popular children’s book, The Little Boy, by Allison McGhee. The entire phrase reads, "Little boy you remind me how so much depends on days made of now.” Struggling to unearth the perfect title for this piece, McGhee’s line seemed to find me, and I immediately knew that her simple, direct words captured the tone and poignancy I was searching for in this work.