I just read an article in the NY Daily News about Pete Seeger’s will. While I am dismayed that they talk about the dollar value of his estate, I love that his instruments have names, and that the kids each got an instrument
But Pete’s impact is not in his will. It is in his legacy. How he taught millions of people that they can feel community by singing together. How music brings us together, rich and poor, young and old, whatever our background. How one person with a banjo and a song can gather friends together to change the world. And that we have all inherited.
We should each have a will – no question. We should decide who we want to get our physical possessions. But the real question is not who gets our stuff, it is ‘what do we leave as our legacy?’ What footprint do you want to leave on the world? How will you be remembered?
To everything there is a season.