have a ball.


i love her final gesture

and it made me give pause –

if i were to go today

i would leave behind the following things for others to enjoy:

$7.oo, a sock monkey, photographs, glitter, collage projects, letters and books.

i hope there is no fighting over the monkey.

“laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.”

-oscar wilde

credits: getty images, mental floss


51 responses »

  1. Mum bet your family were less than impressed by your parting gifts? πŸ˜„
    I’d leave a few bottles of prosecco and wine and a collection of song books so a good night would be had by all and finished off with a sing song.

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  2. I loved how you have Janis and her idea of a gift from the afterlife, while yours really sounds meaningful! I would like one collage project and a photo of my friend. But you know what? You can have one of my art projects and a photo of me, since I’m older! πŸ˜‰

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  3. I always take with me the stories of our acquaintance. I lost a friend this past weekend, so have been considering this more seriously (not that I don’t appreciate the idea of people fighting to keep a sock monkey–I do, I really do.) I hope that your friends will cherish you for your glitter and charm as much as for anything tangible they might also desire.

    (Dibs on the monkey, by the way.)

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  4. I love this! You’ve made me think – I wonder what cherished bits I have might find their way to someone else’s heart. I recently read another post about the process of planning for one’s legacy in a cemetery (your last bit of real estate). What legacy do we want to leave? Glitter and a sock monkey sounds like a wonderful statement!

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