This week, Aaron gave us the following prompt: immortal.
I didn’t write anything new, but it reminded me of an image I created and shared recently.
The black background is a close-up of a vinyl record. The dots are the flash of my mobile camera, and the words and the name are mine.
I write a lot of fiction, but some of it is inspired by people in my life or those who are not in my life anymore. When I wrote the above quote, I thought about a special man who taught me many valuable lessons over the years and who will forever have that special place in my heart. And because he has that special place inside my heart, he is immortal. I write about him, about who he was to me and how he made me feel. I fantasise about what could have been and what never was.
When I think of you while I write, then you will become immortal too. Like Aaron who shares questions, reviews, these writing prompts, and much more on his blog.
I believe that it takes a long while to be truly and completely forgotten. Everything we do has an impact on the people around. Isn’t that a nice and scary thought?
Or, as the Austrian Post-Rock band Our Ceasing Voice said: The only ones dead (are those who are forgotten)
(From the album “When the Headline Hit Home” 2011)