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For Joanne

On Sunday morning, November 7, 2010 at 5:20 am a good friend left this physical world. Joanne Rielly is a miracle. There is so much to say about who Joanne is and the contribution she has and will continue to be, but what is really there for me is to thank Joanne for being so easy to love. That has always been my experience of Joanne since the day I met her. She is one of those rare individuals who I loved immediately. We nearly always completed our conversations with a hug and the words “I love you”. Thank you Joanne. You have always been a huge inspiration to me and so I was inspired to create a little piano improvisation in memory and celebration of you.

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  • Kari Lannard November 8, 2010, 3:09 pm

    This is beautiful Craig. Thank you for sharing it with us.

    Would you be willing to allow us to possibly use it as background music in some of the visual presentations being developed for the Celebration of Joanne’s Life event?


  • Craig November 8, 2010, 3:37 pm


    Absolutely willing. If you choose to use this music simply let me know what you need.


  • Cameron Cushing November 8, 2010, 5:24 pm

    god bless you Joanne. we worked together for 2 years and the love you had shown for everyone who you met was a true blessing to see through my eyes. you will always be in my thoughts and I thank you for the beautiful friendship we had together. working in partnership with you was one of the nest experiences of my life. you will be missed greatly and carried in our hearts for eternity. ~Cameron

  • Dorothy Gigliotti November 9, 2010, 2:11 am

    Truly Beautiful Craig, just as Joanne was – Thank you.

  • Csilla Moffat November 11, 2010, 10:57 am

    How beautiful – I am certain that Joanne is sitting beside you on your bench as you play. Thank you for sharing this moving expression of love.

    I tried to copy your music to my facebook comments but was not able to do that … how unfortunate. If you teach me then I am open to receive.

    Blessings to you!

  • Marion Allaart November 11, 2010, 6:25 pm

    Craig – that is such a lovely gift to dedicate to Joanne. It was just the interlude I needed to let the tears flow of missing her. It is a lovely touch you have on the keys that makes an exquisite crystal clear sound. Thanks so much.

    What a celebration we will have!

    • Craig November 11, 2010, 7:43 pm

      Hello Marion,
      My heart is warmed to hear that the music provided that for you. Thank you for sharing that with me.


  • Sonia November 24, 2010, 11:02 pm

    I didn’t know Joanne, but I’m sure if you’ve been inspired by her to make such a wonderful piece, she should have been a great person. My thought is with you.
    I would love to have this music on my computer, but don’t know if I could download it or not.

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