I had hoped that by 47 I would know more, but it appears that the ocean of things I DON'T know reveals itself to be far larger than I ever imagined with each passing year. The song "Our Work is Never Done" came about as my mother was dying. I saw that there was no end to the learning in this life and the song helped me make some peace with that. I want to acknowledge my debt to Rebecca Martin, a great singer and songwriter who showed me an unfinished song years ago with a very similar title. Perhaps it was "Her Work is Never Done" - I forget now, but when my song was completed I felt an echo of Rebecca in it and couldn't place it right away. Talking with her, she jogged my memory and I had a guilty moment, and then I realized it's all one song, every song is born out of others and as she didn't seem disturbed and the songs are very different in other ways, I want to acknowledge and celebrate the wisdom of her gift to me and how it became woven into the lead track on "The Beacon". Thank you, Rebecca.