I watched a very good movie on Saturday: The Iron Lady, for which Meryl Streep won the Academy Award for Best Actress. She deserved that award, too. Streep really inhabits the character of Thatcher as only she can do.
Anyhoo, at one point in the movie MT says something about being remembered for what you've done. I'm sorry I can't quote the script exactly, but it's not on IMDB.
But we can turn it into our What? Monday question without the exact wording. What have you done or accomplished for which you're remembered?
And I don't necessarily mean feats for which you'll have immortality. Why would people remember you right now?
I feel pretty comfortable about answering this question. I believe I'll be remembered because of my children. My children will have children and each generation will be better and more talented. I can't wait to see what my children will accomplish during their own lives, other than having children of their own, which they'd damn well better hurry up and do. I know people already remember them and me because of their musical, artistic, mechanical, mathematical, and writing skills.
I think I'm also remembered because of some of the articles, stories, and poems I've written. I know I made some people very happy by writing newspaper articles about them. When I quit working in journalism, I had a drawer full of thank you notes from people who appreciated my work. It was so kind of them to let me know.
Now, what about you? No matter how big or small, What have you done or accomplished for which you're remembered?
I look forward to reading your answers because I know you do a great deal of good with your lives.
Infinities of love,