Language allows us to reach out to people, to touch them with our innermost fears, hopes, disappointments, victories. To reach out to people we'll never meet. It's the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones: The history of how you felt.
Children are the closest we have to wisdom and they become adults the moment that final drop of everything mysterious is strained from them.
When Bach died some of his children sold his scores to the butcher they had decided the paper was more useful for wrapping meat. In a small village in Germany a father brought home a limp goose wrapped in paper that was covered with strange and beautiful symbols.
It’s the greatest legacy you could ever leave your children or your loved ones: the history of how you felt.
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