During the last month I've been to two memorials for people that have had major impacts on others. There were no fewer than two hundred people at each of these memorials.
Though everyone thinks they contribute towards the betterment of mankind and society there are those who go above and beyond. I wonder how they found enough time in one lifeting to achieve all their accomplishments.
Thinking of my own mortality, as most attendees of memorial services do, I don't have a portfolio of accomplishments that will make my eventual passing notable. Sure, I've taught some classes, done some good deeds and entertained a hand-full of people that read this blog, but I doubt I actually know two hundred people and I doubt I'm close enough with twenty people that would even be interested in attending a memorial when I go. Though it really won't matter to me, but I'd probably be happy with a memorial at a table of six at the Urban Cafe.