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Carew Papritz
“I wish I could wrap up the glitter star-green of this moment and hand it to you like an angel gift. Give you the heat lightning flying in jagged silence over the distant mountains. And the smell of September prairie grass and the even fainter scent of October pine now descending . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Why travel? To be changed, and to be changed again and again.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“I promise to dream with you both great dreams and small dreams. To ask your counsel in times of uncertainty. To honor your silence when you seek to be alone. To be ever wondrous at your curiosities and revelations. And to be ever rejuvenated by your passions . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“The Losing of Love . . . Like discovering a shard of heaven’s handwriting in the snowflake that has landed upon your hand, desperately wishing you could give such beauty to your best friend before it melts away. And what you are left with is an exquisite regret—the eloquent conspiracy of memory—of the moment lived and the moment wished for that never will arrive.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Read what you like, not what you’re told to like. That way you’ll read for a lifetime.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Take off my clothes and there becomes a man. Take off my skin and there becomes my bones. Break all my bones and there becomes my heart. Smash my heart and there becomes my soul. And that you cannot take. And what is my soul?...It is everything that make a man. It is everything that makes this man.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Teach them what you love to do in life. It really doesn't matter what it is. It never does. Just show them how important a passion is . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“What good is an “I LOVE YOU” If said only when you have to?
What good is it to ride a horse if you cannot gallop?
What good is it to believe in someone if you doubt your own belief?”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Summer, dropping so easily a delicious everything upon your skin and lips. Like a never-ending kiss - taunting, deep, and luscious.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“There’s so much to learn. So much to enjoy. So terribly much to be curious about. Take your life and run with it. Make a habit of being alive. This much of anything, I have learned. And am still learning.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“While all the universe and my family are still sleeping, I will walk among the red and blue twinkle-lights of the living room, to sit and gaze upon the pretty white angel atop the tree and say silent prayers, remembering what was good in the world and why I was brought here to remember.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Make doing your best a habit, and you’ll never know not doing your best. If you build roads, then build them Roman—make them last two thousand years. Dig ditches as if you were taking them to the state fair to win another blue ribbon for best ditches . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“No, you become a man when you first decide to put away the things of childhood, the talk of childhood, and the thoughts of childhood. You decide because you cannot be treated as both a man and a boy. Because you are either one or the other, but you are not both . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“You become a man when, in having children, you not only physically look after and protect them but also protect them with all the love and learning you have to give.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“A good man lives for the joy in life and the happiness of being alive, not shackled to the wants of the future or the regrets of the past.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“So, if the truest currency of life is time, then how do you get more time? Because if more is merrier, than having more time should make us more happier. Right? Therefore, all we have to ask ourselves is can we buy more time? . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“I want to remember warming your two a.m. bottle, clipping your locks, watching you be baptized, bathing you in the big porcelain sink… how I often laid you against my chest and felt the cradlesong of your tiny breaths as you fell asleep . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Remember, it’s still a mystery to be an adult. If you knew it all before eighteen, you’d have nothing to look forward to. Besides, to be wise and eighteen is as possible as catching lightning in a bottle…”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“I travel to be replenished with beauty, for travel makes the beauty of this world seem like a Christmas that never ends. I travel for the jolting, angelic act of seeking strangeness and newness and profoundness . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Walk with me now into the very bright night, and revere with me in silence what must be God-given and what is surely God-taken.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Why read? Because books are precious guides to our humanity—civilization’s backbone—that tenuous ridgeline that allows us to climb above the jungle and see what the horizon has to offer. Thus they represent the yearning to go beyond, to explore. Yet they are also human-sized . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“You might want more time in your life to attempt the things you like to do, and not just perform the things you have to do.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Summer, dropping so easily a delicious everything upon your skin and lips. Like a never-ending kiss—taunting, deep, and luscious. The sun. The heat. The thousand echoes of a timelessness before time, when every day seems longer than the next and no day seems likely to ever truly end. Summer.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Read what you like, not what you're told to like. That way you'll read for a lifetime.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Do not give a damn what "they" have to say (and you will know who they are) for you are either very right or very wrong, but at least you are very something.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Be the greatest of who you were meant to be. Life goes on ferociously-with or without you. It is your choice. Truly and magnificently your choice.”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift

Carew Papritz
“Starting the day—Another chance to be new again. How many of us still wish for that? To be your own sunrise. To awaken like a prayer—both solemn and joyful at still being alive . . .”
Carew Papritz, The Legacy Letters: his Wife, his Children, his Final Gift