Now I understand why people do things to make people remember them after they’re gone

By Flyss. July 6th, 2010

I know you know, but don’t tell! I want to figure it out.

Glenn used to do this to me all the time while he was alive, set me puzzles like this. Trying to solve it makes me remember him.

One of our readers, Lylllee, wrote something about this that was an “aha” for me. She asks, why do people want to be remembered after they die? What difference will it make to them — they won’t be around anymore, anyway. But then she realized that it must have made Glenn happy at the time to think about us thinking about him now. Which makes perfectly good sense, not only for Glenn, but for Cornelius Vanderbilt (who endowed the library in the town where I grew up.)

So, Glenn, it worked. I am thinking about you! And it’s sweet.  And also, it really is good to train my mind this way.  — Flyss


  1. c says:

    how sweet. My eyes are welling up with water. Embrace and move on….

  2. Observer says:

    Hmm… I thought for sure you would be tossing up your arms in frustration at this late date. Good to hear that you’re not, or if you are, that you’re at least not giving up. Go you!

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