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Meditation 017 | Cascadia
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Meditation 017 | Cascadia

G Minor | Vol. II, Issue 5
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Thank you for being here for the seventeenth installment of this newsletter.

🎵 This month’s piece is in G minor.1 2

📷 I took this month’s photo on film in Mt. Hood National Forest.3 4

I invite you to sit with this song, photo, and poem and make them a small part of your day, whether that’s your morning ritual, afternoon break, or your evening wind-down.

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A Poem

Fir

by Henry Dumas5

The fir stands.
The man watches.
Its height pierces the low cloud.
Its arms stretch out to the winds.
Its roots walk deep into the earth.
The man watches.
The fir stands.
The man walks away.
“Perhaps you are right,” he says.

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  • Two additional ambient pieces I wrote for chapters 4 and 5 of

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Cascadia in G minor / Recorded in Logic Pro / Written and produced by Fog Chaser

2

A waltzy but moody little tune that’s technically in 6/8 time, but at times feels more like 3/4. Not too much to note theory-wise — I find that the only thing I tend to do when in the minor key is borrow the dominant 7 chord from the parallel key (so, in this case, D7 from the key of G major). The F# in that chord really asks for resolution to G (the root of the key).

3

Cascadia / 35mm film (Fujifilm Superia / ISO 400) / Mt. Hood, Oregon, USA / Order a print.

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From what I can find, this poem comes from his collection Poetry for my People (Southern Illinois University Press, 1971). Learn more about Dumas.

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