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To Remember Me – I will live forever

To Remember Me – I will live forever

Robert N. Test

The day will come when my body will lie upon a white sheet neatly tucked under four corners of a mattress located in a hospital; busily occupied with the living and the dying. At a certain moment a doctor will determine that my brain has ceased to function and that, for all intents and purposes, my life has stopped.

When that happens, do not attempt to instill artificial life into my body by the use of a machine. And don’t call this my deathbed. Let it be called the bed of life, and let my body be taken from it to help others lead fuller lives.

  • Give my sight to the man who has never seen a sunrise, a baby’s face or love in the eyes of a woman.
  • Give my heart to a person whose own heart has caused nothing but endless days of pain.
  • Give my blood to the teenager who was pulled from the wreckage of his car, so that he might live to see his grandchildren play.
  • Give my kidneys to the one who depends on a machine to exist from week to week.
  • Take my bones, every muscle, every fiber and nerve in my body and find a way to make a crippled child walk.
  • Explore every corner of my brain.
  • Take my cells, if necessary, and let them grow so that, someday a speechless boy will shout at the crack of a bat and a deaf girl will hear the sound of rain agianst her window.
  • Burn what is left of me and scatter the ashes to the winds to help the flowers grow.
  • If you must bury something, let it be my faults, my weakness and all prejudice against my fellow man.
  • Give my sins to the devil.
  • Give my soul to God.

If, by chance, you wish to remember me, do it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. If you do all I have asked, I will live forever.

Consider becoming a organ donor, and continue to help others: https://www.donatelifegeorgia.org/

 

A Quart of Milk

Sometimes the mind, for reasons we don’t necessarily understand, just decides to go to the store for a quart of milk.

           — Diane Frolov and Andrew Schneider,

Northern Exposure, Three Doctors, 1993

Stumbling Block or Stepping Stone?

Isn’t it strange that princes and kings

And clowns that caper in sawdust rings

And common folk like you and me

Are builders of eternity?

 

Each is given a book of rules,

A mass of clay and a set of tools;

And each will make ere life hath flown,

A stumbling block or a stepping stone.

 

— Anonymous grade school teacher

 

Albert Einstein Quotes – BrainyQuote

A question that sometimes drives me hazy: am I or are the others crazy?

Albert Einstein

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The Quality of Mercy

They say things happen for a reason. But that reason might not always be clear. In time, with faith, the meaning may emerge. What was, what is, what shall be. Pieces of a puzzle, falling into place.  — Gary Hobson’s Ending Monologe, Early Edition “The Quality of Mercy”

“The quality of mercy is not strain’d.
It droppeth as the gentle rain from heaven
Upon the place beneath.
It is twice blest:
It blesseth him that gives and him that takes.”

William Shakespeare, “Merchant of Venice” (IV, I, 184-186)