The moniker of the recording studio here at Cook Children's is the firefly, hence the whimsical play on the name, "Sparklefly Studio." Fireflies are an anomaly; they don't require batteries and aren't "plugged in," which makes them such a curious fascination as to how they are lit. Fireflies are also only seen at twilight or late at night, when things are at their darkest. "Shine" was an effort to illuminate the radiance of some of the incredible patients we are blessed to work with every day! Their lives are often set against very dark backdrops by the time they end up here in the hospital. But, rather than their light be dimmed or slowly fade due to the pain, this project was an effort to "turn up" the lumens of their lives and let the brilliance within them shine and, like "sparkleflies," bring light to their world! To that end, through a luminous parade of styles ranging from pop, hip-hop, rock, and blues, may you also be inspired to shine your light for all to see. The world is waiting.