Here are something things and people that have been influencing this piece (in no particular order):

  • Eden Tourangeau – funeral director at South Side Memorial Chapel
  • Eckhart Tolle, John De Ruiter and other modern philosophers
  • Human Biology
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Irish Wakes
  • Christian Religion
  • ‘Suicide: what really happens in the afterlife? channelled communications with the dead’ by Pamela Rae Heath and Jon Klimo
  • Tibetan Book of the Dead
  • personal experiences, from people we know dearly, knew dearly, or wish to have known dearly.
  • Our own internal sense of melancholy