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Culture & The Capital “L”: “No culture can live if it attempts to be exclusive,” observed Mohandas Ghandi. The creation of the annual European Capital of Culture award has allowed one woman to leave her legacy and has given many others the opportunity to do the same. Alina Kulesh explores the importance of open and shareable culture through the European Capital of Culture initiative. (The Genteel

Legacy is a pretty bittersweet thing. How does one know what his/her legacy will be? Is it possible to be aware of your legacy as you are crafting it? Or is a legacy something that is realized after it is created?  And for that matter, can one legacy be bigger or better than another’s? Who is to judge?

I think this quote from Ray Bradbury sums it up too well:

“Everyone must leave something behind when he dies, my grandfather said. A child or a book or a painting or a house or a wall built or a pair of shoes made. Or a garden planted. Something your hand touched some way so your soul has somewhere to go when you die, and when people look at that tree or that flower you planted, you’re there.”

In this article for The Genteel I talk about how one woman’s legacy gave thousands other individuals the opportunity to do the same. You can find out how here.

Here’s to your legacy waiting to be made!

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