Thursday, March 24, 2011

legacy

I ran into my friend Mary today. She commented on how much she likes my new bangs, how spring is a good time to change things up. She mentioned she might just get highlights in her hair in the near future for that very reason. As an aside, she recounted that her grandmother went completely gray by the age of 30, and advised, if it happened to her too, to use a 'rinse'. "Fifty years is a long time to be gray, Mary." Today was not the first time I've heard mention of her grandmother's words. This woman clearly had a profound influence on her, and she is keeping her spirit alive. For the rest of today I wondered, will my children and future grandchildren reference me in the same way? And if they do, what will they say?

9 comments:

Emily Vanessa said...

Just from the impressions I get from your posts, I'm sure that your family and friends will also keep your stories and words alive Lecia. I too love retelling a story of someone in my family no longer with us because it's a link and the only way of keeping those things from being buried in the past. I like it in Paul Auster's Brooklyn Follies who he sets up a firm where people can tell their stories so they won't be forgotten. Your first photo touches me in so many ways.

Jenny said...

And isn't it interesting that your blog will probably outlive you, and your children and their children will probably read it? What a treasure we ourselves might like to have had access to from our family members from the past!

Francesca said...

Interesting comment by Jenny. I never actually thought of blogging as making/keeping memories.

Chai Ling said...

i would say 'a beautiful pair of eyes, you have' :)

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Di said...

Its for certain your children will comment that they knew they were loved by you - it is evident in all your photographs of them - and that will mean everything...... xx

KPiep said...

You never know what will stick!

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

Yes, they will. All good things.

Nicola (Which Name?) said...

This post made me think in a different way. Thank you for that.