It's my day off today so I'll be working on my standard housecleaning stuff, but also be marking my maps and determining where I am going to hang them for November. I also have some stuff to scan in for background material. I sent a long list of questions off to my cousin and got her answers. Although I grew up in Aspen, I haven't been back there since the 1970's. She lived there full time for years, though, and has much better memories of locations, etc. It was rather fun because we found ourselves caught up in our memories of the days when we roamed the streets, ate at Pinocchio's and swam in the pool at the Hotel Jerome. Memories...in so many ways they are our touchstones.
So that leads me to wonder, what kind of memories are your dearest ones? When you think of what others will remember about you, what will those memories be? Hopefully you will leave positive memories behind you and those memories will influence others throughout their own lives. The works that we produce in writing, art or music can impact the memories of people generations removed from us. Because of that, each item we produce deserves our absolute best effort. So today, while you write your next story, paint your next picture or solder your next seam, make it your best. Future generations will gain from your care.