Monday Morning Mary: When a Legend Dies

Legend Scott Dinsmore, with bread and inspiration

Legend Scott Dinsmore, with bread and inspiration


 
 
When a Legend Dies

You want to tell everyone who didn’t know him.

No, wait, to be honest,
first you dissolve into tears.
You read the online post over and over
because maybe you have misread something.
You have been following his rising star
and you cannot believe it is not him writing this time
but someone who loved him
telling you he died in an accident
on a mountain in Africa
with his wife
at age 33.

You cannot believe.

You wait for him to post another video.

Meantime, you go back and reread your favorite
articles on his website, and you hear his voice, the charm
and you cry again

because he was so young
because he was making the world better
because he made you better

without ever knowing.

You wonder how you can feel a passing so sharply
for someone you only wish you could have met
someday.

He did work that mattered
and he wrote in clear steps
how you could, too,
how you could do work that matters
how you could Live Your Legend.

You cannot stop thinking how you loved
his raw language
his unabashed idealism
his unrelenting message of possibility
his unbridled love of life.

You want to tell everyone who didn’t know him.

You want to tell everyone who didn’t know him
because somehow now you are his voice.

 
 
In memory of Scott Dinsmore, of LiveYourLegend.net.

 
 
Some of Scott’s Great Work:

 
 
Blessings of peace to all who knew Scott, one way or another. And special blessings of courage, comfort, and love to his wife and family.

Only By the Grace

 

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2 thoughts on “Monday Morning Mary: When a Legend Dies

  1. Sorry for your loss, Cheryl. You have indeed taken up Scott’s voice. You’ve made me curious enough to click on one of the links. Thank you for passing this information onto us.
    Blessings & hugs ~ Wendy

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