Letters to the Editor

Different endings

The May 16 Herald reported the ends of two lives. Two men came from similar poor backgrounds, but evolved in two different directions.

One leaves behind him an endless cycle of meaningful music (Blues legend was an inspiration to many generations), touching the deepest sorrows of the human soul, but always reaching out to hope, beauty and love. The other leaves behind nothing but meaningless pain and sorrow (Jury hands down death sentence).

Everybody has the choice of how they want their lives to be remembered. Very few of us have the gifts to be B.B. King, but all of us have the choice to not be Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

Patrick Alexander, Coral Gables