And the Daily Prompt says:
Your personal sculptor is carving a person, thing, or event from the last month of your life into the glistening marble of immortality. What’s the statue and what makes it so significant?
Photographers, artists, poets: show us SIGNIFICANT.
To which I have to respond: “Huh?”
Significant to whom? I don’t have sufficient ego for this one. Should I have it carved into stone that my heart is failing and without surgery I’ll die? How about discovering I can’t afford the surgery? Garry’s induction into the Broadcasting Hall of Fame was a biggie, but that’s him. I was just an enthusiastic guest.
I’m not enough of a sports fan to immortalize the Sox making it to the American League playoffs. It’ great, but immortal? Marble?
Significant enough to sculpt into marble? I don’t think anything I’ve ever done or will do earns a marble statue littering up a park. I suppose I could be another one of those big statues that people don’t recognize, but like to perch on while they eat a hotdog or rest their weary feet.
I’ve got a great idea. Make me a park bench, someplace tired people can take a break from life, the universe and everything. Put my little bench in a peaceful spot, under a shade tree, maybe overlooking a river or a dam. Don’t bother with a placard. No one cares. I don’t care, but if I can give someone a little bit of quiet and respite for the craziness of life, that will do. That will do very well.
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