COTD #89 : In Our Space part 1 26.03.2009Posted by poligraf in COTD.
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The central theme of “In Our Space” is the idea of building, of perhaps finding or reaching, a space where we are free to simply be ourselves and do as we feel we should.
At the personal level, this corresponds to finding our true purpose and staying in alignment with it, so that we remain centered at all times in that ideal, sacred space.
Originally, the scope was limited to that level only, and the word space was referring to an individual’s mind space, as reflected by the working title “Innerspace.”
In early December, when I posted a first excerpt, an electoral campaign was coming to a close here in Québec. Whenever we go through one of those, the unavoidable question of independence from the rest of Canada raises its ugly head, and discussions abound as to whether it is the best way forward for our nation. That process had its influence on my reflections while I was working on the lyrics at the time, and since then I am pondering the relevancy of widening the scope to include the societal perspective. Perhaps that same principle which applies to persons also applies to nations, and in order for a nation to thrive, it has to first find, or perhaps define, its own space.
Clip Of The Day #89 presents most of “The Purpose Of Our Being,” the first section of the composition, from the introduction to the last verse :