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A sea is a source of life. That's where it all began, that's where all of us came from. This thin layer of water on the rock is our mother who initiated all the miracles of life billions of years ago, and continues to nurture us today. This was written for a project called Planet Music and has been the centerpiece of my shows for years.

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This tune is Part II of Suite Yellowstone, which I wrote right after a short trip to the Yellowstone National Park. As I drove through the vast plain in Wyoming, I saw nothing but the lands, the skies and the horizons surrounding me, 360 degrees. It was an awe inspiring sight, the kind of sight that puts you in perspective for the rest of your life.

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The title stands for Children's Environmental Exposure Research Study, a highly controversial program EPA was about to conduct but canceled in 2005. This piece was written for the Planet Music concert, aiming to raise awareness of this matter.

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Dryads are tree nymphs in Greek mythology who would normally enjoy very long lives. However, because they were such an integral part of their trees, if a tree died, the dryad associated with it died as well. Therefore, Dryads and the Greek gods punished any mortals who harmed trees without first propitiating the nymphs.

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You are a dancer and your stage is called life. Dance with grace, dance with pride, dance with vision and full of emotion! Each of us are dancing with everything around us, participating in and contributing to the great, dynamic ensemble of the universe. This piece is a praise for our lives that are fragile yet significant in their own unique ways.

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I've been fortunate to meet so many wonderful people throughout my life, but I've also seen a good amount of not-so-wonderful human beings. I've learned to forgive, I've learned to let go. In a way, they were teachers who helped me become a maturer being. This tune is dedicated to them.

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One of the memorable moments of the trip to Yellowstone was when a pack of buffalos slowly migrated from one side of the road to another, blocking the traffic completely. As they were passing right in front of my car, one of them stopped, turned its head and looked directly into my eyes. Its calm, peaceful gaze seemed to be carrying a message, something profound and almost divine.

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Nature is not all about being pretty, nice and protective of humans, no. It's got its own agenda in order to balance things out for itself, and it does not always work in our favor! From time to time it reminds us not to get the wrong idea. And when the incredible force is generated and released from the earth, all we can do is be on our knees and pray.

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Old Faithful geyser is one of the major attraction in the Yellowstone National Park, which splashes a massive amount of water into the air every 90 minutes. People would just enjoy the scenery, licking their ice cream and taking pictures in expectation of the big event. The tune depicts the “waiting” and the spectacle of the awesome phenomenon that the nature has to offer.

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This little jazz waltz was originally written for a newly wedded couple in celebration of their marriage, and then later it grew into something bigger. Now it represents the whole concept of all living things sharing the earth as their home, and it seems to make the perfect closure for this album.

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