The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they’ve died. They’re like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they’re made out of the memories people have of you.
CHINA, BEIJING : Chinese soldiers holding flowers walk around the
Monument to the People’s Heroes on Tiananmen Square during a
wreath-laying ceremony marking the 66th anniversary of the founding of
the People’s Republic of China, in Beijing on September 30, 2015. China
begins ‘Golden Week’ on October 1 with a week-long holiday to celebrate
the 66th anniversary. AFP PHOTO / WANG ZHAO