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I Know What I Want On My Grave Stone

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A stranger I arrived;

a stranger I depart.

(Schubert, A Winter's Journey)
31-35, F
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Apr 16, 2017
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Edited: 1 yr ago
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I like Spike Milligan's epitaph: See? I told you I was ill!
helenS · 31-35, F
Oh yes that's a good one :—)
MartinII · 61-69, M
That's great. But a bit early to be thinking about your gravestone, I hope.
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Pop0159 · 56-60, M
So why do you want to leave a stranger .. .. Out living others .. .. offending all ..
helenS · 31-35, F
@Pop0159: This wasn't meant to offend anyone.

Meaning is: I have never felt at home on this lonely planet, and I never will. Just footsteps in the snow, gone next spring when the winter journey is over.
Pop0159 · 56-60, M
@helenS: now I understand ...
@Pop & @helenS What sort of footprints or other traces would you like to leave?

We regarded it as a big accomplishment if we could "Leave No Trace" after we departed from a campsite. I am not so sure others benefit from most traces that we might possibly leave behind. Sculptures can last a long time and some are beautiful. Operas and musical compositions can last forever. I am not sure duration is a measure we should employ. The question is important and whichever way we go, it is perhaps why artists resonate with the Christian promise of a permanent life. No lonely souls in heaven.
polyandrym66 · 61-69, M
Nice, but here is the epitaph I want on my gravestone:
[b]He is STILL with you![/b]
helenS · 31-35, F
[@1473,polyandrym66] Is this a message that is intended for a special individual?
polyandrym66 · 61-69, M
[@6602,helenS] If it applies....
Nunos50 · 56-60, M
I want mine to say "Non the bloody wiser"
SW User
So you're a stranger?

Are you not of this world? Lol. You know that's in the Bible... as well...
DarkSky · 51-55, M
I think I'll have that on mine as well
Perfect words
DarkSky · 51-55, M
[@6602,helenS] oh yes!!!!! This one is great!!!
helenS · 31-35, F
[@587991,DarkSky] Hey. Don’t be depressed. Life can be beautiful. “A Winter’s Journey” is just a poem.
DarkSky · 51-55, M
[@6602,helenS] I'm not... but those words are quite telling
And you're so right!
Apar94 · 22-25, F
Good one
Apar94 · 22-25, F
[@6602,helenS] I’ll keep that in mind when I post again. Thanks
helenS · 31-35, F
[@807169,Apar94] Don't take it too serious!
😛
Apar94 · 22-25, F
[@6602,helenS] no. I won’t
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