Late Fragment (by Raymond Carver)
And did you get what you wanted from this life, even so?
And what did you want?
To call myself beloved, to feel myself beloved on the earth.
This was apparently written the day before Carver's death but even before I knew how poignant this piece was, I was very moved by it. Knowing that only makes it more so.
How lovely, at the end of your life, to feel yourself beloved.
Today I am going to attempt to make a 'Late Fragment' of my own to post later on.