What do you write with your last year of life?

Ever reflective and tender, Keats, in a letter to his love Fanny Brawne,

“If I should die,” said I to myself, “I have left no immortal work behind me—nothing to make my friends proud of my memory—but I have lov’d the principle of beauty in all things, and if I had had time I would have made myself remember’d.” (Feb. 1820)

Love the principle of beauty in all things, writer.

16 thoughts on “What do you write with your last year of life?”

  1. It is something to remember. Not always easy though, but definitely something to strive for.
    It makes me think of the odd bit of backwards magic that happens whenever you try to write something “memorable”. It usually never is.
    However, write something just to write, and immediately it becomes part of “the principle of beauty”…it just is, without expectations.
    As always, thank you for sharing!

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  2. Sometimes I think things up close just are NOT beautiful (like the deer on the side of the road that got hit, and now the vultures are pecking at it). And yet, when I step back, I see the vultures gracefully flying overhead, the circle of life, nature . . . .

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    1. I’ve tried, this past fortnight, to imagine vultures eating roadkill and I think (in imagination) it can be beautiful. Although, seeing animal bodies killed by cars seems only to contain violence and I’m not sure how violence relates to beauty.

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      1. No! Waaaah! It’s so disturbing, my MECFS brain. I loved this movie, have seen it at least twice, and it’s almost as if I’ve never seen it at all.

        That’s it. I’m going to watch it again

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