I have, via an email from a fellow member of the Association of Personal Historians, Bob Milner, found a video that helps explain why we do the work we do at LifeStories Alive, and explains the importance of passing stories down to future generations.
Back in 1985 an episode of a television show, an episode of “The New Twilight Zone” aired called “Paladin of the Lost Hour”. It was co-written by the acclaimed science fiction writer Harlen Ellison. I won’t go into the plot of the story in this forum but I am placing a link below that will take you to You Tube where you can watch the episode if you wish. I watched yesterday for the first time. I ask that you to watch it and hope that you get as much out of it as I did.
I’ll leave you with the ending narration:
“Like a wind crying endlessly through the universe, time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we were, all that remains is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment. A blessing of the 18th Egyptian Dynasty: God be between you and harm in all the empty places you walk.”