None of us can know the span of our life. Some of us will live a long life and die in old age; others leave much sooner. No, the meaning of life is not how long we live, it's about the fact that we lived at all, and that we touch the lives of others by living. Poet Marina Keegan may have died young, and tragically, but she had found her voice, and expressed it through poetry that touched the lives of so many. She is not the "lost voice" of a generation; she is one voice among many who have come before and will come after, reminding us that our time here is limited and carries within it so much power and beauty.