How are you spending your dash?

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How are you spending your dash?

JANUARY 2002

How are you spending your dash?

The dash between the Beginning Year and the End Year on tombstones.

How are you spending yours?

Something to think about....

Liz Woolley

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life is precious.

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In the thread, also started

In the thread, also started by Liz, at http://www.olganon.org/?q=node/1176, there is a video version of the text (given as being at http://www.thedashmovie.com/) in the original post in this thread. This movie version, IMHO, is very well done with its beautiful, calm scenes and music score.

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Thanks for the reminder, J D'oe. I think of my sister now, as this plays. No matter how long or short our life is, what really matters, is how we spent OUR dash. Better to be here, than in the games. Love, Liz

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I am working on my Dash. More importantly I feel I am helping others around me to make thier dash more colorful and bold. Thank you for the insight.

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My sister just died.

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My regrets and my thoughts and prayers are with you at this terrible time in your life. I lost one of my two brothers five and a half years ago. It was the event that caused me to recover from Rx. He never liked me, but he put up with me, and in the end I miss him eventho. Please know my heart goes out to you.

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Liz, please accept my condolences on your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

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I am very sorry to hear of your loss. :( [/size]

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Al Gore was giving his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He mentioned that Alfred Nobel got to read his obituary, which had been published by mistake, and which painted him as one of the world's most destructive and cruel men for his invention of dynamite. That dash was not what he wished to be remembered for. So seven years later the first Nobel Prizes was awarded, including the one for Peace. Who now remembers Alfred Nobel for his dynamite?

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"Xandtar " wrote:

That dash was not what he wished to be remembered for. So seven years later the first Nobel Prizes was awarded, including the one for Peace. Who now remembers Alfred Nobel for his dynamite?

This is a bit off topic, but I read a lot and I actually did know beforehand that Alfred Nobel invented dynamite. Although dynamite was used for destructive purposes, keep in mind that it also had useful purposes as well. For example, in building railways through mountains, dynamite was used a lot to blast passageways. This was a much safer way to do this than trying to use the volatile nitroglycerin that was used in earlier years but which maimed and killed quite a few people when it sometimes inadvertently went off before its intended use. Also, as I recall, the profits from his invention of dynamite was one of the main sources of the initial funding for the Nobel prizes, including the one for Peace. I find it a bit ironic that so much good can come from something like dynamite that was also used in killing many people such as during times of war.

"Xandtar " wrote:

Al Gore was giving his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He mentioned that Alfred Nobel got to read his obituary, which had been published by mistake, and which painted him as one of the world's most destructive and cruel men for his invention of dynamite.

Everyone's life has pluses and minuses to it. We do not have absolute control over how we will be viewed after we pass away but, for better or worse, people usually tend to be remembered most for what they did later in life rather than earlier. Thus, no matter what your life was like in the past, it is never too late to try to make amends and live a good life so that, should you read your obituary before you die like Alfred Nobel did, you will hopefully be fairly satisfied and proud of what you are reading.

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