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)