The first words are always difficult to draft… the beginining gives the benchmark of what will follow. The opening sentences create expectations or flatten interest, boost neurons or kill any type of life in the reader’s brain.
This same thing happens with the epitaph as well: it summarizes what came before. It wraps up the coherence of a lifetime, the intentions and the achievements, the values and the goals.
You don’t need much, just a few words, but the right ones.
Hopefully, I’ll find them.
London, 09 February 2011