what’s left behind

People want to leave something behind – be it a tree or a child or a beautiful corpse. I don’t give it too much thought, it’s not one of my concerns. But I accidentally came across some pictures of the Pompeii and its marks in history. Not a very pleasant way to go, under ashes and hot lava, but it’s as “good” as any other. And then it hit me : what would I want to leave behind, if life as we know it would freeze me/all of us in an instant?
This collection was my answer, at the time. This is what could be left behind me – copper, oxidized successively [black / blue], in order to look old, radiant orchid [colour of year 2014] , lime green and nylon.
What would your answer be?