February 25, 2023

Do Not Go Gentle Into The Good Night

Do not go gentle into that good night. Poet Dylan Thomas

This is my minute presentation I gave to my BNI Chapter, last Wednesday.

My name is Jacques, and I’m a legacy writer.

For some reason, today I’m reminded of the words of the poet, Dylan Thomas.

Do not go gentle into that good night,

Old age should burn and rave at close of day;

Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Peter (75) from Australia signed a contract with me to write his memoir because he wanted to leave memories for his children and grandchildren.

Two days later his light burned and raved no more.

Peter’s daughter asked me, “Did you and dad write his story?” I replied, “No”.

Don’t let you and your parents’ memories disappear into the dying of the light.

Write them down now, so that one day you can leave beautiful memories, and a legacy for those left behind.

If I have learned anything as a memoir writer (5 memoirs to date), it is that you shouldn’t wait until it’s too late. Rage, rage now, against the dying of the light.

Go make memories with your parents. And your children. Go now!

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