Have you seen Stephen Kings' book, "On Writing"? It's been awhile since I read it, but the thing that stuck with me was his notion that each of us is the main character in our own story. I think about that a lot. Everyone's life is a book. Each person the hero of their book.
I was reminded of this last week when I met a woman at work who wanted to get the heck out of the hospital. She told me me she needed to get home so she could take care of her plants and work on writing her obituary. It's not often you meet someone who has thought about their death enough to know they might want to do that. In a real way. She told me she wanted to say goodbye to some people and thank them for what they had meant to her. And I thought of Stephen King because of course the main character of the book should be the one who writes the last chapter don't you think?
I read a great obituary about 10 years ago. In it the woman reported that she had been the "May Queen" of her home town back in 1956. It's these little details that people want to tell that someone else might overlook in the writing of accomplishments. I'll be looking for your obituary Jerline. I want to read the things you thought were consequential about your life.