Jul 17, 2004

A legacy

First - please don't be afraid to comment and give me feedback. It has
been two weeks since last comment here...if I don't know ppl are
reading this I have less incentive to post often, you know...

Fixed technical problems, now my posts should be prettier (Mozilla
popup blocker has been treating some aspects of the blogger pages as
ads, including the html tools panel. I love Mozilla, but sometimes it
is too safe for its own good :) Good thing it has so many options, it
was easy to fix it. But today I am not going to go on another 'love
Mozilla' spree.

Been reading epitaphs on Wikiquote. What made the biggest impression on
me were some written by their...errr...owners. It is one thing to have
it written by others, but when ones writes one himself...there is
something in many of them that perhaps best reflect the nature of those
people. Epitaph, when written by oneself, looks to me like one of the
best windows into the soul.

What would you write for your own? Would you even write it?

Here is a selection.

* Mel Blanc

That's all, folks!

* Benjamin Franklin

The Body of
B. Franklin, Printer
Like the Cover of an old Book
Its Contents turn out
And Stript of its Lettering & Guilding
Lies here. Food for Worms
For, it will as he believed
appear once more
In a new and more elegant Edition
corrected and improved
By the Author

* Will Rogers
If you live life right
death is a joke
as far as fear is concerned

*Peter Ustinov
Do not walk on the grass

* H. G. Wells
I told you so, you damned fools

Here's hoping that it will be long time before we have to worry about our own epitaphs...

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