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the archetypal longing for peace
on December 17, 1999
My visiting year-old nephew was fussy and his parents were taking a much-needed break. I put on A Planet Sleeps, sat down in the rocking chair, and was enveloped in the profound longing that parents all over the world and in all times feel to protect their children, to provide them with safety and peace. It was beautiful not only to feel my nephew melt out of his agitated uncertainty with this strange aunt into total trust, but also to feel myself held by something larger: an archetypal parental longing for and invocation of peace in music and song. Don't miss reading the beautiful little booklet and finding out the story of the songs. The write-up on "Oj, Talasi" (Oh, The Waves) alone is worth the cost of the CD. It was recorded in 1994 in the Sarajevo Cathedrahl, despite bitter cold and constant bombardment. The song, translated, ends: "On a long journey today I go and you, sea, remain calm until safely home I come, until safely home I come."