Sunday, December 4, 2011

The Bridge of San Luis Rey

Most of us know Thornton Wilder from the play, “Our Town”—every town and every high school does “Our Town” sometime and it’s worthy. I keep an excerpt from Emily’s after death speech on my wall at work—to remember.

But here is a bit more Thornton Wilder that is also for us in Cancer Land. This is the last paragraph from his novel, “The Bridge of San Luis Rey:

“We ourselves shall be loved and then forgotten. But the love will have been enough; all those impulses of love return to the love that made them. Even memory is not necessary for love. There is a land of the living and a land of the dead and the bridge is love, the only survival, the only meaning.”

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