Music Earth's Music is composed of three contrasting sections (A, B and C) and a leisurely vamp/fade out on a snippet of B. The arrangement varies from stark solo piano to lush strings and trombone—emulating nature’s contrasting beauty around us. The opening percussion loop was downloaded from Looperman: Earthbeat 4.
The slide show collection of photos features not only local Connecticut parks where I have biked or hiked1, but a broad array of spots in the Northeast as well2.
1 - Pequnnock Valley - Trumbill, CT; Mianus River Park and Woodway Park - Stamford, CT; Harlem Valley Rail Trail - Amenia, NY 2 - Kingdom Trails- East Burke,VT; Acadia National Park; Vermont fields, forests, rivers and lakes
Originally from Spain, Santayana was raised and educated in the United States from the age of eight and identified himself as an American. He was a broad-ranging cultural critic spanning many disciplines best known for the phrase: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. He even got a mention in Billy Joel’s song “We Didn't Start The Fire” (Santayana goodbye). George Santayana
Lao Tzu was an ancient Chinese philosopher and writer and the reputed author of the Tao Te Ching, the founder of philosophical Taoism, and a deity in religious Taoism and traditional Chinese religions. The Tao Te Ching describes the Dao (or Tao) as the source and ideal of all existence: it is unseen, but not transcendent, immensely powerful yet supremely humble, being the root of all things. Lao Tzu