Six Score and Four Days ago (but who’s counting?), I wrote a post, named “Will,” regarding my last will and testament.
Yesterday, during a day of reflection and self-care, I revisited that topic.
Actually, I’ve been revisiting that topic — in thoughts and deeds — since I wrote that post. And I’m very close, as I write this, to completing my will.
I don’t know about you, but working on my last will and testament — Also Known As the document that will survive me after I am DEAD — brings up lots of issues for me. I am aware that I am not alone in that.
This is what I know about completing the Will Process, right now:
- I’d like to acknowledge the importance of other people, but not to bother them.
- I enjoy surprises, but I’m not sure how other people feel about those.
- I am not sure how to deal with #1 and #2, regarding my will.
- #3 is okay, because I don’t have to do a perfect will. I mean, people will forgive me if they feel slighted or inconvenienced by my will.
- And if they don’t forgive me, so what*? I’ll be dead.**
It’s another gift of mortality! (See here for more about that.)
Okay! It’s time to end the process of This Post. What’s left undone?
As my loyal readers know, I like to include an image before I end.
However, I didn’t take any photos yesterday. Also, I’ve been noticing a new glitch in WordPress — where some photos that have previously blossomed in their full glory in my posts are now reduced to teensy little images.***
Well, dear readers, I can’t control WordPress, nor your personal operating system and its proclivities for presenting images.
What I CAN control is what I do. And my will is to show you an image, anyway:
This came in the mail, yesterday. It’s a ring I’ve been looking for, for a long time.
Thanks to people who like and don’t like surprises, mortal creatures everywhere, and to you — especially — for reading today.
** I don’t claim to know what happens after we die, but I’m assuming that Worrying About What Others Think will not be a featured activity.
*** If this happens, I hope people know they can refresh the page or click the images to see their full effect.