Sunday, January 10, 2010

The Last Lecture

I read The Last Lecture. It's an inspiring read. If you haven't had the chance to read it yet, I recommend it.

At one point, the author, Randy Pausch, shares the following quote which I thought was so beautiful, I simply had to share it.

I heard from a man...He wrote to tell me about Krishnamurti, a spiritual leader in India who died in 1986. Krishnamurti was once asked what is the most appropriate thing to say to a friend who was about to die. He answered: "Tell your friend that in his death, a part of you dies and goes with him. Wherever he goes, you also go. He will not be alone."

The words were such a comfort to me. That pieces of my Self and my Heart are with those that I love. They never really leave us. And we, never really leave them.