One of my hobbies is taking close-up photographs of insects. On the hillside above my house is an overgrown field that puts on an awesome display of wildflowers during the summer. It's my favorite place to take photographs as it is teeming with life. Butterflies, especially. They are numerous and will jump to the air in great swirls when disturbed. I wrote the opening 20 or so seconds of this song as an exercise to write something light, airy, and fun. I got kind of tired of it, put it away, and forgot about it. One day, I pulled it back out and listened to it. It reminded me of the field of flowers. I thought I'd see if I could do something with it. I wanted this to be ethereal and dreamy for the most part. I hoped to convey a sense of watching the secret world underneath as the butterflies danced above.
Thank you for listening!
[Note: the image is a crop from one of my photos.]