@ Still’- amen there- Mentholatum is my menthol of choice.. ;>)
Someone far wiser than me once said:
“Andy Warhol had it wrong. We’re not ‘destined’ to 15 minutes of fame- we’re remembered by it.”
He said that because we were attending an after-burial gathering at the deceased family’s house and we took notice of the “life goes on” elements around the property…
Cars drove by-
Children giggled and played in the yard-
And one-by-one, those who knew our passed [past?] friend had a story to tell.
We finally figured out that if you leave this world with people capable of telling any good story, with a good laugh- and yes, even a forlorn tear; meant a person must have had some kind of legacy- if only in one room, for one quiet, awkward moment- for 15 minutes… Before life moved on.
"We all have our delusions my dear- far be it from me to take away yours."