My name is x and I’m 15 years old. I live near Denver, Colorado, and I just wanted you and your family to know how much Jim’s music has meant to me the past couple weeks.
Recently, my mom passed away from colon cancer, and my dad has started dating someone new. Pretty much everything has changed in my life after my mom, and I’ve begun to feel like I’m not at home in my own home sometimes. I lived in Florida for most of my life before living here, and I’ve never felt like Colorado is a home to me. The past few weeks I’ve listened to few songs other than “New York’s Not My Home” and “Photographs and Memories”. These songs describe exactly how I feel in Colorado. While listening to “New York’s Not My Home,” it feels nice to hear someone in the same situation. And although my mom died over a year ago, I never really mourned her death. “Photographs and Memories” is one of the few ways I can think about her without breaking down. I wish that the rest of my classmates knew about Jim and his amazing music. I don’t want to see such an incredible musician not be recognized in my generation, which is why I am in the process of convincing my choir teacher to let us sing “I Got A Name” at the next graduation ceremony. The song has such a great message, and I hope that my other classmates will hold his music close to their hearts like me.