It is often darkest just before the dawn. “Birth of Sol” is the second song on my album, Via Transformativa. Thanks for listening, and my gratitude to Elizabeth, Colleen, and Rhianna for their vocals on the song.
Birth of most kinds involves pain and beauty all bound up together. The birth of our solar system’s star, the sun (named Sol by the Romans and many other peoples around the world), was a cataclysmic, violent event that also brought light and generated conditions for life to flourish. The flow of all the energy, all of the wealth, and all material life on Earth can be traced back to gentle rays of sunshine constantly emanating from that great orange ball of nuclear fusion at the center of our solar system. It is a source of great awe.