Friday, May 21, 2010

Leave Something Behind

Everyone must leave something behind when he dies,
my grandfather said. A child or a book
or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair
of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something
your hand touched some way so your soul has
somewhere to go when you die, and when
people look at that tree or that flower you
planted, you're there. It doesn't matter what
you do, he said, so long as you change
something from the way it was before you
touched it into something that's like you after
you take your hand away.

-~Ray Bradbury~


Rhonda Hartis Smith said...

This is so beautiful and "food for thought" as we quickly live our lives.

Brenda said...

Thanks, Rhonda!

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