• Noun: any object that is left unused or still extant; example: "I threw out the remains of my dinner"
• Noun: the dead body of a human being; examples: "the cadaver was intended for dissection", "the end of the police search was the discovery of a corpse", "the murderer confessed that he threw the stiff in the river", "honor comes to bless the turf that wraps their clay"
The daily act of writing remains as demanding and maddening as it was before, and the pleasure you get from writing - rare but profound - remains at the true heart of the enterprise. On their best days, writers all over the world are winning Pulitzers, all alone in their studios, with no one watching.
137 years later, Memorial Day remains one of America's most cherished patriotic observances. The spirit of this day has not changed - it remains a day to honor those who died defending our freedom and democracy.
That though the radiance which was once so bright be now forever taken from my sight. Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendor in the grass, glory in the flower. We will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.