On September 19, 2012 Allan Blank received a sweet letter from his nephew. In the letter he describes high school life, especially an upcoming musical event his uncle might be interested in and his independent studies. Enclosed with the letter was a poem written by the author of the letter and the suggestion that it might be set to music.

The poem and the recommendation to perhaps arrange music around the piece must have made an impression on Allan Blank, as the composer kept the letter, poem and began writing a score.