But then I really thought about this and realized that I while I might reside here, I don't only live here. This cabin on this island is where I keep my things, where I cook for the people I love, where I entertain and share the joy and pain that comes with being a human being. But I live anywhere I'm surrounded by people who love me and accept me for who I am. I live wherever the people who hold my heart happen to be. To show you that, I could pull out a picture album and point to the photos of my mom, Peter, Orlando, Shy, Evie, Shane, friends I've lost, friends I adore, the special people who have touched my life in one way or another.
And I hope, deeply and sincerely, that when I die, a piece of me will live on in their memories.