Our Self-Written Obituaries – Shweta Kumari Sharma, Bangalore
The 139th death.
[Text by Shweta Kumari Sharma; author photo by Unknown]
This morning the sun was glistening brighter than ever. It was glowing fervently as it was going to embrace the soul of Shweta Kumari Sharma who just left this terrestrial world. The writing table in her room, one among her nominal earthy possessions, was found with the manuscript of her autobiography which she finished just the night before as if she had planned for her departure, a premeditated departure, to the sublime world. Today, for a change, her books and papers were not disseminated across the room; rather they were arranged fastidiously in their designated areas in the shelves. The books dressed up in hard-cover jackets resembled dignified contended soldiers paying final salute to their majestic owner. Mrs Sharma transcended quietly, peacefully. Her soul will always rest within the pages of her books, in the ink of her pen, in the recordings, which reverberated the words from those books. Her blessings will always accompany her loved ones.
The letters sculptured on the last page of her autobiography were as scintillating as those rays of exulting sun–“My body will be reduced to zero one day. Shed not a tear for that. Seize your smile because my soul will be unfettered then.”
Survived by her husband, son, family members, and numberless books, Mrs Sharma will be missed.
Our Self-Written Obituaries invites people to write their obituary in 200 words. The idea is to share with the world how you will like to be remembered after you are gone. (May you live a long life, of course!) Please mail me your self-obit at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shweta Kumari Sharma