This piece is inspired by the book of Isaiah, chapter 59, which describes the “gap’ between people and God. It has a restless energy, and, as I envisioned it, suggests an image of someone fighting to find a moment of peace amongst the turmoil that overwhelms his life. Just as he gets a glimpse of light, the struggles take over and the hero finds himself (or herself) in a climax of emotions and of possible hope. “We look for light, but all is darkness; for brightness, but we walk in deep shadows” (Isaiah 59:9).
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