Tue, 19 Nov 2013 09:06:35 -0500
On 11/18/2013 10:40 PM, Lisa M. Brown wrote:
> I hate this idea. I have absolutely no desire to be represented
> after Iím gone by some sad Coat of Arms on a dusty banner. And I
> donít believe that any of the ones we have lost would want to be
> remembered that way. I had always hoped someone would take up Cragís
> Histories and carry on with them.
Some day, I'll be gone.
If I live my life as I try to, then there will be people who knew
me, and miss me. It will be up to them to deal with my loss,
and it will be up to them to undertake their lives, and handle
In advance, I begrudge them nothing about how they react to
memories, and how they will choose to recall me.
Gracious Duchess, I too hope that Crag's good work can continue,
but it isn't an artificial choice - both may happen, and with
good luck both will happen.
I miss Pavel in my own way - I tell the stories (cleaned up
versions for the mundanes) and I try to cherish goobs a little
more, and to understand that one can be outrageous and loving
in the same (violent?) gesture. I have learned to see greatness
in "more interesting" packages, and to admire people who are
as different from me as Yankees are from Arkansas natives.
Pavel gave many gifts when he was alive (and some bruises) and
his memory is also a gift. I see no harm in cherishing that
gift, each in our own way.