A Valentine for Tara

In coming weeks, I’ll be migrating previously published content to this site in an effort to centralize my articles on the arts. I wanted the first in this migration to be an account of a young woman whose passing came far too early. Tara Richardson was a friend who was like family. She was so much a part of our musical journey, always coming out to be part of my daughters’ gigs and charity endeavors. I still find myself expecting to see her come through the door sometimes when we’re at a performance. Easter brought back keen memories of this young woman because it was a holiday she loved. I am reprinting this article because I want Tara to be remembered, for the remarkable young woman she was and for the love and light she brought into so many lives. With the family’s permission, here is the essay. Continue reading “A Valentine for Tara”