In my photo group (52 Frames, which, by the way, is a great way to practice photography), this week’s theme has been Endings, as is appropriate for the last challenge of the year. It got me to thinking about endings, and beginnings, and how we let go of things, or hold on to them.
Every time I move on, I leave people behind. Sometimes it feels like all I’m doing is creating endings, even though I know each ending is also a new beginning. Life is change: my goal is to stretch myself, explore the world around me, and learn about whatever intrigues me.
I’ve let go of a lot of things in 2017, from friendships that did not stand the test of time and distance, to ideas about myself as I start to fit more comfortably into this vagabond life I’ve chosen.
As we all move into 2018, may you have the courage to explore, to learn, to grow, and to love. The world needs more of that.
I am almost a hundred years old; waiting for the end, and thinking about the beginning.
There are things I need to tell you, but would you listen if I told you how quickly time passes?
I know you are unable to imagine this. Nevertheless, I can tell you that you will awake someday to find that your life has rushed by at a speed at once impossible and cruel.
Meg Rosoff (What I Was)
4 thoughts on “Sunday Serenity: End and Begin Again”
Thank you, Maryanne. I do miss hanging out with you guys, so maybe in 2018 we can figure out a joint camping trip in the PacNW. I miss that place too. Hope you and Rod are starting the new year off well.
As always your words and your pictures touch a chord. Life is what we make it. I’m so glad for you and that you are out there doing it.
Happy New Year.
What a good post for the end of 2017. Yes, life does fly by but we don’t realize it until we are older and wiser, at least most of us don’t. I’m glad that you are doing what you love and spending time with the people who matter most to you. You are very brave (and your photos are AWESOME!)
Thanks, Jamie, sometimes I don’t feel brave as much as naive and foolish out here 🙂 I had many years where I worked for the money, and I much prefer “working for myself” now.