This song is dedicated to my good friends T & K who will be having a baby any minute. It was great to get back from the Holidays and then a trip to Thailand and see them on the verge of something major, exciting, scary and unknown. They are approaching it with such grace, confidence and enthusiasm.
I slept on this song for awhile thinking I had all of the great Minnie Riperton songs on the excellent "Petals" compilation. I was wrong. This is a stand-out track from Minnie's best selling record and the easiest of hers to find. On first listening it might sound a bit overly sentimental, but like T & K she does things sincerely, deliberately and with a lot of love and you can't help but feel it when you listen.
Minnie Riperton - It's So Nice (To See Old Friends)