Human beings, both personally and as a species, inhabit a tiny part of the universe for a small part of time. The human situation is awe-inspiring and challenging. What should we do with our lives? The answer chosen by most people is to work for the betterment of ourselves, our families, our communities, our countries, the world. One of the greatest tragedies of life is the fact that a minority of people, lacking vision and compassion, dedicate themselves to a destructive course of action.
Commissioned by Kantorei, Denver, and Artistic Director Joel Rinsema and written during Kim's position as Composer-in-Residence for their 2015/16 season.