October 30, 2011

Steve Jobs’ Final Words.

From Mona Simpson’s eulogy.

In keeping with his beginner’s mind—his “capacity for wonderment“—his final words were simple, and dynamic instead of static, just like his life’s work.

From his sister, the writer Mona Simpson:

…But with that will, that work ethic, that strength, there was also sweet Steve’s capacity for wonderment, the artist’s belief in the ideal, the still more beautiful later.

Steve’s final words, hours earlier, were monosyllables, repeated three times.

Before embarking, he’d looked at his sister Patty, then for a long time at his children, then at his life’s partner, Laurene, and then over their shoulders past them.

Steve’s final words were:


If you admire or have been inspired by Steve Jobs, the entire eulogy is worth reading.

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