"I hope with all my heart that there will be painting in heaven."
1796 - 1875
his dying words
Working in health care all these years has taught me that death comes to us all and that we need to be ready for it. I love this quote because it expresses a deep desire to always be creating. How terrible a place this world would be if we could not paint, write or sing. Death for me is not being able to create, not being able to express myself. When I have stopped writing for periods of time, I felt like I had died. I ask the same question of God: "Will I be able to write poetry in heaven?"