Sand Castles a song on many levels

Sand Castles a song on many levels

Sand Castles is a song near and dear to my heart. On the surface it is a song about the fundamental fragility of life and how our “Best laid plans” can all come to naught even when we think we’ve got it all. On a deeper, more personal level it speaks to me of a time when I literally lost it all.

My Castle of Sand was on Foothill Boulevard in the city of Glendora CA. I was a very fortunate man; I had a lovely wife who was pregnant with our first children (twins), we lived in a gorgeous home and I believed with all my heart that the foundations of my life were solid as stone. Then, in a moment as startling and as catastrophic as a lightning bolt, we were informed that my wife had a terminal disease.  In an instant, solid stone turned out to be shifting sand and I lost my wife, my unborn children, my home, everything.

After many years I have rebuilt my life and now live happily once again, but I have never lost the lesson that all things are transient and that we must cherish every moment because we never know when the tide is going to come in.

Thank you for your consideration. Please visit wesgraham.com now or all major digital sites (within the next few days) to download Sand Castles and be sure to join my mailing list.

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