Between Worlds : Acceptance

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The intention for this suite was to mirror the stages of the death process as described in the Tibetan Book Of The Dead.

The composition begins with an illustration of physical decay, presented here as the culmination of a degenerative illness and plea for euthanasia, which is followed by dissolution and passage into the successive “between worlds”, finally leading to rebirth.

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Talk to me, tell me it's you
Clear sight has gone astray
All is dark outside and in
I’m sure glad you made it today

No word still of even a slight chance
It gets harder every day
I feel it won't be long before
It takes my mind away

Don't be sad my friend
This life is all behind me
Stay on for a while
Listen to my plea

Don’t be mad my friend
There’s not much that we can do
I’m reaching the end
Just help me through

Is there a point in trying to find
Reasons to keep going?
I’ve seen a lot through this lifetime of mine
No fear of death keeps me waiting

What’s left for me but this life of dependence
And fading memories of freedom?
I do accept that my time here is up
I want to know where we all go

I trust you can understand what I'm going through
This body, numb, is a jail
I know it’s no easy task that I ask of you
Promise me that you won’t fail

Don't be sad my friend
This life is all behind me
Take me to the end
With dignity

Please be strong my friend
Give me the shot that’ll kill me
Save me all this pain
Do it for me

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from Samsara (pre​-​order), released July 1, 2010

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Poligraf Québec, Québec

Christopher Stewart is the leader of Poligraf.

While he pursues various artistic endeavors, if there’s one discipline he’s perfecting, it must be the art of blooming late.

After practising Buddhism dead-seriously since the mid-nineties, he finally awakened to the fact that it teaches living happiness.

His interests include philosophy, divination, the arts, and the creative process.
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