tell me, is there any one of us out there who would not like to be remembered better than we actually are?
slimmer, taller, smarter, prettier, richer, wiser?
does being already famous, take away your insecurities.
the super rich, super smart Oprah, still wants to be slimmer…
Monroe wanted to be blonder that she was (why, but?!)…
Bill Gates wants a bigger empire than what he already has…
am sure the Mahatma would not have minded a healthier crop on his head…
and am sure stephen hawking wants to be remembered as more than just this amazingly brilliant scientist and visionary. and i am particularly sure that he doesn’t want all his images to be in the wheelchair. he wants the image of him weightless and flying to be splashed more often. so i refuse to carry a news image, and replace with an archive image. people think i am taking editorial freedom a little too far.
fact is, it has nothing to do with the job in hand, but the thought in my mind.
how do i want to be remembered?
physically — from my 19th year
mentally — now
emotionally — right after my daughter was born
financially — sometime in the distant future
i would make a prototype of this… and that would be me, weightless and flying in space.