Today in Rita Will: Memoir of a Literary Rabble-Rouser I read in the chapter “The Amen Corner” that you wrote “What I can’t know is what my life means to anyone else….I don’t know who will remember me or why.”
You spoke earlier in the book about a connection that crosses space and time, a way of knowing one another whether we have ever met or not. I concur. I further believe every being affects every other. We don’t have to meet or have lived in the same time or even know each other in any way, to affect one another.
The strength you displayed lends strength to every person attempting to do good for themselves, or for others, who face opposition, ignorance or prejudice. Whether they know it or not, whether they have read your works or heard your name, you have inspired and accompanied them on their journey. We are all a part of a mass consciousness and you have raised the bar for us all.
It may sound a bit farfetched to some, however this is one area I have studied in depth. There are documented cases of the mass consciousness theory studied in nature and in people.
Scientists are working to prove the facts and name the widgets that make it work. Part of what drives me to study it is to find out what the scientists have discovered in this area because I myself know it to be so. I don’t know how I know…that is up to the widget seekers to figure out. I just know it is so. One of my quirks is that I know things, things I have no way of knowing, but when researched or checked my batting average is so accurate it’s scary. The widget seekers give me peace in knowing I am not alone in this thought path. So, if you can, trust me on this one.
That said, knowing your work, reading your words and observing your life, inspires many, informs others, and enlightens some. And so I write on.
As for “…I don’t know who will remember me or why.” I will remember you. Those you spoke for will remember you. History will remember you.