Monday, August 07, 2006

What Does Your Dash Mean?

It represents so much, the symbol which sums up all we are and all we've done. It's the dash between your years: Joe Doakes, 1927-2006. You were born without fanfare in some year and, unless it was spectacular, died without much notice in another year. Your formation, the work your parents took in helping you understand who you are, your work, hobbies, religious beliefs, achievements, kindnesses, good and evil tendencies; all these are represented by a dash.

1927-2006: They left the selfishness of childhood and became aware that the needs of others were more important than theirs.

1927-2006: They excelled at what they did. If not, they at least tried and avoided being discouraged when things did not work out as planned. They laughed at failure and said, "Well, nobody got hurt and it didn't start a war," then tried again.

1927-2006: They may have performed heroic or semi-heroic actions that nobody knew about, or a life of kindnesses that went unnoticed. "Anybody would have done it," was their reply.

1927-2006: They never complained; "People have it worse than I do." If you wanted gossip, you had to go somewhere else.

Maybe, someday, we will all find out what's hidden in that dash.

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The ''dashes'' indicate the span of time spent on earth, but they also hide sorrow, happiness, success and failure. The dashes are this person's diary, his or her history, and we can only imagine what they hide. In French (Québec French)we say ''trait d'union'', meaning they tie up each end, 1927 to 2006 or whatever.

Everytime someone dies, a library has just burned down and this, to me, is what the dash indicates. It also hides mystery and the dash which reads 1911-1997 of a family member in one instance hides less mystery than the one 1926-2006, a person who I do not know.

I am dashing out for a second cup........

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