Presence seems to function in multiple manifestations. It can be fleeting, enduring, tall, short, wide or narrow, for example.
Griots, historians and storytellers aim to be curators of our lists of priorities in this regard. When they succeed, it is usually because their agendas are in alignment with destiny’s plans.
It is possible to claim wide attention and then be forgotten with the passing of time.
Immortality in our collective memories has probably become ultimate desirable possession in the age of mass media.
When all is said and done, the message counts for a lot more than the messenger.