Who's A Who To You?
Precious entities in my life:
Who's a real "Who" to you?
Who's on your own "Who's Who?" list?
My guess is that family and pets will head the list.
Depending on your age, a teacher or two, and a mentor may be way up there, too.
How about a pastor, priest, or a rabbi?
If you aren't married yet, a sweetheart can be especially special. If you are married, a spouse who is still your sweetheart may well rank first of all the rest.
Children, if you have them, and their spouses, and especially their children....your grandchildren.... will be at the top like cream on the milk used to be before everything seemed to become homogenized.
Best friends are always best friends because friends are forever, and when you lose one their uniqueness makes them irreplaceable.
Heroes can score high, and we feel the loss when a Stan Musial, or a Ted Williams, a Kennedy brother, or a Dr. Seuss (Theodor Geisel) or Mister Rogers (Fred Rogers) pass on to their next engagements.
Then there are the celebrities who have earned a place in our time zones here on earth because we grew up with them, or admired them, even patterned some part of our lives after them, such as Jimmy Stewart, Doris Day, Martin Luther King, Jr., Oprah Winfrey, Colin Powell and Walter Cronkite.
Regardless of who makes our list, their passing is felt personally and we often reflect too much on our loss and not enough on our gain, the gain that has come to us from having them in our lives.
And perhaps, just perhaps, you can easily add one or more fictional characters such as Cindy Lou Who of Whoville who helped the Grinch realize that perhaps his heart was two sizes too small and in doing so nudged your own, or a child's, a half size larger.
Copyright 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.
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