“There are three deaths: the first is when the body ceases to function. The second is when the body is consigned to the grave. The third is that moment, sometime in the future, when your name is spoken for the last time.”
I liked this thought about afterlife, described by Austin Kleon and taken from David Eagleman’s book, Sum: 40 Tales From The Afterlives. It reminded me of how identity is as much about how others think of us as it is about how we think of ourselves. And the idea that a part of us lives on in the minds and thoughts of others even after our physical passing is an important one.