The Doors are one of the most iconic classic rock bands of all time, and the recently deceased Ray Manzarek was one of the founders.
As the story goes he met Jim Morrison back in 1965 and Morrison told the young keyboardist that he had been writing lyrics. They decided to collaborate, and the rest, as they say, is history.
When people who have created tangible artistic works pass away they have a long lasting legacy in place. People can and will listen to The Doors for years to come.
The same is true for people who are involved in other types of endeavors that result in something tangible being built.
You may not be an engineer or a rock star, but you undoubtedly have experienced much throughout your life. One way to share these experiences as part of your legacy would be to write your memoirs.
Not only can your family members read about your personal experiences, but even those who have yet to be born could someday tap into this interesting chronicle of a family member’s life and times.
Ray Manzarek actually took the time to share his own personal experiences with The Doors in a book he authored called Light My Fire, which was published in 1999.
Everyone has a story to tell, and you may find the experience of writing your memoirs to be personally gratifying. And of course it would certainly be comforting for your family members to be able to hear your voice in their heads as they read your words after you are gone.
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