"100 Offerings For Peace: Day 52: Smoking Lounge at the End of the World"
The title ‘Smoking Lounge at the End of the World’ comes from a song with the same name by the LA-based band, Trash Honey.I wrote this piece shortly after my wedding day which, although a happy occasion, was missing all of my family who were in a different part of the country; particularly my mother. I reflected on the idea of mothers across the country not able to attend their childrenÃs weddings and this perpetual, chaconne-like music kept repeating itself in my head. That chaconne idea evolved into the meditative and contemplative music you see before you. by David Morales with Daphne Gooch, Musical Arts, USA / Alexandria, VA, Day 52 / September 2, 2020.