Over the weekend, I had a few conversations about the ending of things.
We give a lot of attention to the beginning. We remember and celebrate the first moment of something; a relationship, a job, a project, life.
I feel we are not as good at dealing with the end.
I’ve been taught how to start something, but I can’t remember anyone teaching me how to end anything.
Though, the end of anything is a crucial moment. One that will have a defining impact on anything that will come after.
The destination plays a vital role in giving meaning to a journey.
I see so many people, and I am one of them, doing their best to avoid the end. Sometimes running away, or ignoring it. But mostly just jumping on new things. And in doing so, they drag the unfinished old ones with them.
But how can you live fully what you have in the present when part of your energy is spent carrying the past?
The end of everything is so important. There should be classes at school on how to properly end or deal with the closing of something. So we can take all the value from the experienced that we lived and use it to nurture the present and build the future.
“A wise man once said; When you come to the last page, close the book.” — Mr Wu from The Love Bug
I was this movie when I was a kid, and this scene at the very end is the only thing I remember. There are really lessons in the most unexpected places. The space on my desk is limited. So, if I don’t close a book when I get to the last page, after a while, I won’t have enough space to open a new one.