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11. Posted by banana (Budding Member 33 posts) 11y

I'd like to be known as someone who did things differently and loved the process! Someone who wasn't afraid to try new things and experiences, and who made her own accomplishemnts in her own way.

(It was a toss up between that and the woman who had the greatest sex life, but I didn't think that's how my mom wants to remember me!)

12. Posted by tway (Travel Guru 7273 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

so it seems people know "what" they want to be remebered for... but "who" is going to remember you?

Wow - excellent point! If you walk through any cemetery in Europe - with gravestones going back hundreds and hundreds of years (you don't get that much history in NA) - you'll notice grave upon grave that's simply rotting away, neglected, forgotten.

Between that and the thousands of sculls in the Paris catacombs, I was struck by my own mortality and smallness. Unless you are a great poet, or singer, or leader, in hundreds of years your grave will end up the same - forgotten. It was a sad realization, yet an eye-opening one too. All you have is right now, as some singer or other once said.

13. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

The way I'm going this evening, I'll probably be remembered as the 'harsh moderator of TP' :)

Well Sam...SOMEBODY has to be the grown-up;)
(Glad it's not me!)

14. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Sam I Am

The way I'm going this evening, I'll probably be remembered as the 'harsh moderator of TP' :)

Who have you been moderating and where? I havent seen the whip come out yet...

15. Posted by areinstein (Travel Guru 2788 posts) 11y

Quoting Brendan

so it seems people know "what" they want to be remebered for... but "who" is going to remember you? I think the wake I leave behind will be a small one...

Thats a great question B...I have thought in occassion who would come to my funeral if it were to happen today. By the way, you are all invited .

I dont have children but I have a lot of people in my life, I would like to think I am special to all of them and they would be present for the last goodbye. This may sound morbid but I would love to plan my funeral while I am alive in the event that my demise is inevitable.

I read a book called Tuesdays with Morrie...by Mitch Albom. That book gave me a new pesrpective in choosing how to live and die. A beautiful story between the author and his teacher, true story.

16. Posted by samsara_ (Travel Guru 5353 posts) 11y

I gave that book to my mother because it was particularly fitting to her own situation in life. She hasnt stopped talking about it since. As she says herself, "Something crystallised for me when I read it".

I have yet to read it.

17. Posted by james (Travel Guru 4136 posts) 11y

So Evelyn and areinstein, what's so special about this book then?

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