There are a few common things that humans seem to crave: love, security and remembrance. We all want to be loved. We all want and need security of some sort. And we all want to be remembered. The first two are pretty self-explanatory. The third can be a little tricky, though.
Remembrance? How? Why? Some people want to leave their mark on the world. Some people hope to be remembered by those they loved. So I was thinking about this. This time of year always brings up these kinds of thoughts for me; it’s the median time period for the deaths of my parents. Just recently I “celebrated” the anniversary of my mother’s death and the anniversary of my father’s is in two weeks. They are remembered.
If I died tomorrow, I don’t know that I would be remembered. When I thought about that, it just hit me. Then, of course, I started playing a soundtrack in my head. It seems like everything in life has a song. This one was “I Will Remember You” by Sarah McLachlan. Very appropriate, huh? One line in the song hits a nerve “don’t let your life pass you by.” Wow.
I know I want to be remembered positively. I would like to be remembered one day for my good heart and my ability to create something beautiful. There are other things I would like to be remembered for as well, but I’m definitely not willing to open up to the world that much here. Gotta keep some secrets. So I guess my goal is to work on being remembered.