Lest We Forget

Lest we forget the love of our parents rich in wisdom and knowledge.

Lest we forget our unique essence, our own genetic pattern.

Lest we forget our ability to love, to go outside self.

Lest we forget the fragility of life, the special beauty of now.

Lest we forget the steps we have taken, the bridges crossed, the fences climbed.

Lest we forget the kindness of others; the thoughts shared, the memories formed.

May we never forget our higher purpose; our link to the sky, our leap to the stars.

About Robert M. Weiss
From an early age, I've taken great pleasure in reading. Also, I learned to play my 78 player when I was quite young, and enjoyed listening to musicals and classical music. I remember sitting on the floor, and following the text and pictures of record readers, which were popular in the 1940s and 50s. My favorites were the Bozo and Disney albums. I also enjoyed watching the slow spinning of 16s as they spun out tales of adventure. I have always been attracted by rivers, and I love to sit on a boulder with my feet in the water, gazing into the mysteries of swirling currents. I especially like inner tubing on the Rogue River in Southern Oregon. Since my early youth, I've been interested in collecting minerals, which have taught me about the wonderful possibilities in colors and forms. Sometimes I try to imagine what the ancient Greeks must have felt when they began to discover physical laws in nature. I also remember that I had a special passion for numbers, and used to construct them out of stones. After teaching Russian for several years, I became a writer, interviewer, editor, and translator. I continue to delight in form, and am a problem solver at heart.

2 Responses to Lest We Forget

  1. WordsFallFromMyEyes says:

    ‘Our own genetic pattern’. Interesting. I hadn’t thought we had a pattern. I mean, I didn’t think our genes were a mash, but I never quite pictured a pattern.

    This was a very honourable reminder, and indeed had me reflect on NOW. Cheers to you 🙂
    http://www.VodkaWasMyMuse.wordpress.com (video diary of me stepping toward sobriety) & http://www.WordsFallFromMyEyes.wordpress.com


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