There is a thread connecting all beings. Each being caries within itself a long line of ancestors. Follow the thread far enough back. How many experiences overlap, intersect, and are shared? For this body of work, the trauma and the wonder of existence is a constant, consistent meditation. These compositions explore both the inner and outer landscape, seeking the ancient and the immediate. They are an examination of the collective and of the individual. How do we survive? Nature has myriad answers. The journey of adaption, and evolution, of both mind and body is shared by all creatures. A very specific set of conditions is necessary for life to exist.