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.