Arthur C. Clarke celebrated his 90th birthday on Sunday. At the bash, he said he had three wishes: a commitment to renewable resources, peace in Sri Lanka, his adopted home, and evidence of extraterrestrials.
But I really liked this quote:
“Sometimes I am asked how I would like to be remembered,” Clarke said. “I have had a diverse career as a writer, underwater explorer and space promoter. Of all these I would like to be remembered as a writer.”
I find myself agreeing with him. No matter what I do in this life, I want to be remembered as a writer. Not as a Black writer, or a writer of black or interracial romance, or even a romance writer. Just a writer.