Think of me Sometimes

(Native American Wisdom)

When I am dead, cry for me a little.

Think of me sometimes, but not too much.

It is not good for you or your wife or your husband or your children

To allow your thoughts to dwell too long on the dead.

Think of me now and again as I was in life,

At some moment which is pleasant to recall,

But not for long.

Leave me in peace as I shall leave you, too, in peace.

While you live, let your thoughts be with the living. —

ISHI, YAHI

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