NaBloPoMo Day 6: Epitaph

What goes on your headstone?

I think that “Late Fragment” by Raymond Carver is the perfect summary of what I would want on my headstone or memorial plaque.

And did you get what
you wanted from this life, even so?
I did.
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself
beloved on the earth.

Beloved wife, mother, friend.  If that is how I was remembered, I would have had a good life.

 

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