This post was originally meant to be titled “The End of a Saga”. But after some couple thousands of milliseconds in thought, the title changed to what it is.
Basically, what seemed like an unending series of calls and travels, filled with drama and escalated with melodrama, aggravated with melancholy and soothed with purpose…this long story comes to an end with a bus ride back home. Amazing isn’t it? The conclusion of a saga leaves you elated—especially if you get what you’ve been running about looking for.
But as I look back and reminisce on the events that occurred all through this, there is a seamless pattern between an end and a beginning. Every segment of life that comes to an end always transits into the beginning of another. For example, “Graduation”. Really? I graduated from primary school long long long time ago. As elated and naive as I was, I celebrated to the illness. If you didn’t get that, it’s the equivalent of partying on alcohol until you throw up the actual food in your system—but for a 10 year old. I was happy. Saw my graduation as an end. The smart people though saw it as the beginning of another tougher phase in life—secondary school. And the series goes on—if you go to shook you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t…
Well, the end of this segment also left me elated but quickly back to the concept of the end and the beginning. Should one really be happy for the end of something or get ready for the beginning of another of which the previous event was a “preparation”?
If you don’t go to school, think of it this way, the end of a trip would be the beginning of your entrance into the new vicinity. Those who take trips will understand. If you don’t travel…
Anyways, I guess this question is a similar to the popular perception question: is the glass half empty or half full? Who knows? Some may say the glass is “just right”. And to those dumb people I say, “is not the glass friend, it’s the level of the content in it”. Others – the smarter of the two – try to play on intelligence and reply with, “well it depends on the action that got you to that point; were you filling the glass up or were you draining it?”
If you don’t take trips and you’re still confused about what you’re reading, think about it this way: all that begins seeks an end and all that end yields a beginning. For example, if you’re reading this, you must be diurnal – google it. The end of your sleep is the beginning of your day and vice versa. If you’ve never slept… — I honestly paused for some 10 minutes thinking about what goes here — please close this blog and go see a doctor. It’s for your own good.
Applying the knowledge in the answer of the smarter half to the popular perception question, we could ask “what was one doing before one came to the point of the beginning?” or “what was one doing before one came to the point of the end?” and from there, name the event accordingly (that’s a convoluted statement; if you don’t understand please read the second previous paragraph).
In conclusion, the question here is: what is the difference between the beginning and the end? Before rushing into answering the question with something like “life”—for example think about the converse of your opinion. From the beginning, events occur through to the end. But between the end and the beginning there is nothingness. Is the beginning and the end just two sides of one seam? Lemme leave you off with an extremity: is there an end to the world or is it just the beginning of another you may not have the opportunity to know about?
Just a rant my mind decided to embark on.