Epitaph

Age | Character | Death | Epitaph | Grief | Heritage | Honor | Love | Poetry

GREAT GRANDMOTHER Like an ancient Valley Oak, she sits stooped upon her chair. Once eager hands, now gnarled and bent, are reposing there. In her summer she bore much fruit, and there was greenness inher leaves. Now, delicate eyelids drift and flutter, carried by an autumn breeze. Cherished memories of those loved and lost, frolic …

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Change | Choice | Death | Epitaph | Honor | Legacy | Life | Nobel Prize | Peace | Remembering | Remembrance

LOOKING AT LIFE FROM THE OTHER SIDE Toward the end of the last century, Swedish chemist Alfred Nobel woke one morning to read his own obituary in the local newspaper: “Alfred Nobel, the inventor of dynamite, who died yesterday, devised a way for more people to be killed in a war than ever before, and …

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Love | Dying Wish | Epitaph

“I have loved you, that you also love one another” (John 14:34). Just before Leonard Bernstein’s birthday, the late, great composer, conductor and musician was asked by the New York Times to write an article. He responded with a poem: When I die, I pray there may be heard an all-embracing, brave four-letter word. I …

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