Monday, July 7, 2008

Who Are We?

Who are We?

In the grand, infinite sweep of the universe
We are nothing,
Not so much as a grain of sand.

But in the constellation of our shared lives
We are everything that matters;
Love, identity, meaning, memory.

In the end, that is all we have.
It is who we are.

- Geraldine A. Garretson ©2008

I am reading Stephen King's DUMA KEY, which I highly recommend. He deals with these themes as well, and I found the passage I'm quoting below (from page 442) significant and profound.

"...a person's memory is everything, really. Memory is identity. It's YOU."

I remember Leif. Part of my identity is destroyed with his death, but not all. Not all because of memory.

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