A reflection on the Sun and the Moon, inspired by Dr. Joseph Campbell's lectures on mythology.
The primary instrument is solo piano.
(Parts 3 & 4 of TPV)
Spoken Word segment [Joseph Campbell]:
The moon dies and is resurrected
It sheds its shadow as the serpent sheds its skin
To be born again.
The principle of life involved in the field of time.
The sun does not have a shadow within itself.
The sun is always radiant.
It's always a crisis when the sun is eclipsed.
Something eclipsed it!
The sun hasn't eclipsed itself.
And the sun both kills the moon,
But then becomes the mother
Out of whose womb the moon is born.
The dying moon, the resurrected moon, the three nights dark -
These associations are speaking the same old story of finding the eternal life within the temporal,
And that's the problem of our existence you might say