Do you remember Jannick saying, “One day, you’ll be just a memory for some people. Do your best to be a good one.” Susan replied, “Are you sure that you are not talking about Yannick Jacob, the guy who likes to help people think, learn & grow and who hopes to inspire the world to embrace their human condition in all its beautiful and challenging facets, as I think that this saying might be from him. Well, what about it anyway?” Bill said, “Life is short and we are both going to die one day and I was just reflecting on my mortality and I thought this was appropriate. I am going to make a living will and I thought that I might use this statement as a prologue to give who ever reads it my reason for making it out. We just topped 300,000 Covid-19 deaths and I know that…
I got a call from my mother one Saturday night: her aunt Cash, who I had known all my life, had died. I got the message that I was needed at home and arranged it with my manager at the time to be gone for a couple of days to attend the wake and funeral.
I flew into Chicago and my youngest brother and his father (my stepfather) met me at the plane (remember the days when you could do that?) and brought me home. The next evening was the wake. I had a chance to catch up with a few cousins and my aunts and uncles.
And it hit me: Cash was there. Not just the body lying in the casket, because right now that wasn’t her: that was just the 90 pounds of flesh, bone and blood that she had dragged around for 84 years…
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Set up a timer or sit near a clock so you can keep track of the six minutes you will be writing.
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Get ready and write for 6 minutes, that is it! Can you write a complete story? Can you think of a new Sonnet? Can you write 400 words? 400? 500? There are no restrictions on what kind of writing you do, but you should try to be actively writing for six minutes.
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