She had seen a lot of living humans in her time, and she’d seen a lot of spirits in her time, but she hadn’t ever seen something like this. A soul this decayed shouldn’t have been - well, it shouldn’t have been anything. It should have been a remnant of a ghost, a mindless, repetitive haunting. A hundred-year-old scent in a hallway. A shiver standing next to a certain window. But somehow, she was looking at a shambles of a soul, and in it, there was still a dead kid.
There’s no reason to ever forget the tragedy that was Hurricane Katrina. But, as we’re in the midst of the 9 year anniversary weekend, here’s a subtle reminder from outside a Starbucks in New Orleans’ Lake View neighborhood.
I want to be someone who has the ability to make people feel good about themselves. Comfortable in their own skin. If people have nothing else to say about me, I hope they can say that I helped them discover who they truly are, even if simply by being a positive force in their life.
Noah crouched over Gansey’s body. He said, for the last time, “You will live because of Glendower. Someone else on the ley line is dying when they should not, and so you will live when you should not.” Gansey died. “Goodbye,” Noah said. “Don’t throw it away.” He quietly slid from time.
“Lately I have been thinking about what life essentially is. I have been having thoughts like if no one remembers me there is no difference from me just not existing. What would be the difference between me not being remembered in my time and place and me not existing there? So I’m going to live a life in which people remember me.” “How will you do that?” “When I’m with my friends I say, ‘let’s make sure we remember the things we do together.’ So…I’m a senior in high school, but today my friends and I cut our evening study session and came out here to hang out!”
“최근에 인생은 본질적으로 무엇인지 생각해 봤어요. 누구도 나를 기억해주지 않는다고 하면 사실 나는 존재하지 않는 것하고 마찬가지 아닌가 하는 생각이 들더라구요. 제가 있는 시간과 장소에서 제가 없었던 것하고 다름 없잖아요. 그래서 누군가가 절 기억해줄 수 있는 삶을 살려고 해요.” “어떻게요?” “친구들하고 ‘우리가 함께 있었다는 것을 꼭 기억하자’ 라고 되새겨요. 그래서…..고3 인데 오늘은 친구들하고 같이 야자 빼먹고 놀러나왔어요!”