Those were believed to be Robert E. Lee’s last words when he died in 1870, except they weren’t. Scholars and / or historians have dismissed the possibility of such metaphorical thinking since Lee had suffered a stroke, one that left him unable to speak. Still, it makes an enduring and poetic epitaph, don’t you think?
My last words aren’t nearly as memorable. Or as final. Or even my last.
Because, you see, I will be back. I will return to the battlefield. Maybe not tomorrow or next week, but soon and for a long time. Thank you for your patience.