Hey death! Time out. Take Five.
|Grandson Chase at piano: |
A future Dave Brubeck?
"Fran, hold on a minute!" That's my brother Loren whispering in my ear. I hear some jazz music in the background.
"There's a bright spot. A new cultural fabric is being woven, by your kids' kids and their kids' kids. Remember, you're a great-grandmother now. You have Chase and Philip bringing up the rear, so to speak. They will grow up with new amazing talents. They will grow up remembering you, and your generation. They will mark time by their favorite artists and musicians, and carry the memories into another century. They will carry on from where you leave off, extraordinary people and ordinary people who together will create the life we are given, the life we give, the live we leave."
"Okay, Loren. Great spin on death and dying. I 'll go with it, for now."