This is one of the approximately 1/2 dozen songs on Roots which were written in just a couple of takes live in the studio in the five evenings that we recorded the album. "Mist" relates to an experience I had standing on the balcony at the beautiful Highlands Inn in Monterey, California after performing at the Monterey Jazz Festival. I envisioned my memory of the unusual mist there in patches along the ocean and the trees on the hillside, which evoked a sense of peace and connectedness. This song was composed in semi-darkness, intending to avoid melodic direction and destination, simply being.
Laurie Z. ®