Saturday, November 01, 2008

Obituary

Today I was reading an editorial obituary about a former mayor. He was mayor of a big city near our suburb and I saw it as I perused the editorial cartoons. I was impressed by all the positives in difficult times the 78 year old man exhibited.
The article made me wonder what my obituary might say, or more to the point, how I would be remembered. I hope it's of a positive person who brought light and warmth to others. However, there are times when I don't exhibit those qualities...
Not to be morbid, but just to think of "what if this is my last day?"
The worst part for me is that when I see the less positive side of myself, it's usually with the ones who are nearest and dearest: my family. How ironic...
Anyway, just thinking about that editorial...and sat down the blog, and the thoughts collided. :)

1 comment:

Molly said...

You could use it as a writing exercise---write your own obituary!
Now you've got my wheels turning. Remember the "Where I'm From" essys a few months ago? You could start another---"Where I've been!" And not travel-wise--but how you've lived your life. If we thought more about that, it might help us to stick more closely to our loftier ideals. Often we let the hurly burly of daily life distract us....
Very thoughtful post.