Stars by Eriks Esenvalds: A Five Minute Dose of Worry-Silencing Beauty

If you need a dose of jaw-dropping beauty, take five minutes and listen to this choral piece by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds.

When I was a kid I used to look up at the stars and wonder about big questions: who I was and where I came from. There was a beauty in the sky that silenced my quotidian concerns and focused my attention on deeper questions. Now when I listen, I think of some of the deeper answers I’ve come to: that life is about loving others and investing in their well-being (becoming healed by working to heal others) and that life is about experiencing and creating beauty.

This song captures the feeling of those moments, when staring up at the sky I would connect with deeper things.

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