Unfortunate isn’t it, that we don’t come to fully know the tragedy of the people we hope to be, until we finally become them.
The difference between solitude and loneliness, is where loneliness is the result of the inability to appreciate the company of own soul, Solitude is the adoration of it.
If they raise buildings and statues in his memory, a man is deemed great. A far greater act however that honours a man’s legacy, is not the raising of buildings or statues, but often overlooked is instead it is the raising of beings, children who are bestowed with his name. A living legacy, raised properly their good thoughts and actions not only serve to honour his memory but add to it as well, unlike arts and architecture who merely testify to it.
In living a man can only die once. In loving however, the same cannot be said.
if man upon his death takes nothing with him, then perhaps his purpose in this life is not to take, rather his time in this world is defined by what he gives to it.
To write is to achieve immortality, for words are unlike flesh are not ravaged by time, unchained from the bonds of time and location. In writing a man may speak across the centuries, across continents. He frees himself from this world, by ensuring that something is left behind.