Sunday, July 10, 2016

"I Was Glad To Be In It..."

"The whole world and every human being in it is everybody's business."

"Death is not an easy thing for anyone to understand, least of all a child, but every life shall one day end. But as long as we are alive, as long as we are together, as long as two of us are left, and remember him, nothing in the world can take him from us. His body can be taken, but not him. You shall know your father better as you grow and know yourself better. He is not dead, because you are alive. Time and accident, illness and weariness took his body, but already you have given it back to him, younger and more eager than ever. I don't expect you to understand anything I'm telling you. But I know you will remember this- that nothing good ever ends. If it did, there would be no people in the world- no life at all, anywhere. And the world is full of people and full of wonderful life."

"I did my best, and let me urge you to do your best, too. Isn't it the least we can do for one another?"

"The world was my home and I was glad to be in it."

- William Saroyan

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