[Joan of Arc, by Jules Bastien-Lepage]
Isn't that the artist's prayer? Every artist's prayer?
We each have a wish to create something that will allow those after us to taste what it meant to live in our time and place.
Because, as Sappho wrote: "I declare that later on, even in an age unlike our own, someone will remember who we are."
And perhaps, just perhaps, that is why I keep writing. Imperfect as I am in this craft. But that someday, somewhere, I will create something that will speak of what it means to be a young, striving, ambitious Mormon woman in the early twenty-first century.
More particularly, what it means to be me in the early twenty-first century.
I might not have control over who tells my story once I'm gone. But at least I can leave conclusive evidence that I lived.
For the future to remember.
And that will have to be enough.