Thursday, October 1, 2009

My Tombstone Story

Anonymous quote—The Voice from the Grave: “Life seems to come down to nothing more than being a dash on a stone between birth and death.”

Life seems endless when you are young, individual life that is, but is really short. When I was in my 20s and 30s I projected my epitaph to be engraved in the year 2007. The termination date keeps getting pushed back on each birthday. Hey, it’s all gravy from here on is what I’m figuring now. Ah, but life, that force that gave birth to this little individual life span, is not so easy to pin down or engrave in stone. Life goes on—so what is it’s meaning? That each individual has to decide for him or herself.

1 comment:

  1. Not to write a 'Tombstone' story, but to enjoy life and the living up there in beautiful Portland - that is the meaning you will write on the wind.
    "To engrave in stone?"...I'll think about that tomorrow.
    your classmate, Ellen.