What Words Would You Like to Leave the World?
Words to Leave the World: I’ll leave the world my books, which are words enough, but besides that, this is how I’d like the world to see me: “Pat Bertram has a marvelous ability to write the longest parables in all of literature.
She unglues the world as it is perceived and rebuilds it in a wiser and more beautiful way.” — Lazarus Barnhill, author of The Medicine People, and Lacey Took a Holiday.
Here are some other authors’ responses to the question of what words they would like to leave the world when they are gone. The comments are taken from interviews posted at Pat Bertram Introduces . . .
From an interview with Jim Magwood, Author of “The Lesser Evil”
Some goals are so worthy that even to fail is glorious.
From an interview with June Bourgo, Author of Winter’s Captive
Hmm…my writing career has come late in life for me. I have been a late bloomer with many things in my life. So I guess I would say: You’re never too old to follow your dreams and accomplish your goals. I don’t mind getting older if I have followed my dreams. But I don’t want to get old and have regrets.
From an interview with Charlie Kenmore, author of “Earth Angel”
“There’s been a mistake.”
From an interview with Cynthia Vespia, author of “Demon Hunter: Saga”
Wow, that’s huge. I don’t know about words but I’d like to know that I made the world a better place for somebody just by being there for them. My words have always been “Live Your Dreams” Because life is short and dreams shouldn’t be dashed.
From an interview with Linda Nance, author of Journey Home
I tried…I really did and I did not give up.
So, what words would you like to leave the world when you are gone?
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I wish I could say something that hadn’t already been said by those who have been heard, read and popularized but, such is not the case. So, in the words of Robert Frost, “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life; it goes on.”
Words, in any form, fade with time. But if I have ever made someone smile, laugh, shed a happy tear or learn, then I have done far more than I ever expected possible. How can I ask for more?
R. H. Politz