Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Why is it that obituaries can be so fascinating?

A well written obituary is a work of art. It can be instructive, thought-provoking, and touching. It is not merely the obituaries of famous people, but often those of people who lived otherwise ordinary lives who, perhaps, once in their lives, did something extraordinary. Whether that is an act of heroism, creativity, or selflessness, the contrast shows us that we each have within us, the ability to become special, even if only for a moment.

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