I read somewhere that 'it is more important how you end something then how you begin it.'
This made me think of how many beginnings I actually remembered and how many endings have actually stayed with me. Beginnings are often beautiful, or at the very least are affiliated with a new emergence, which even though may be nerve inducing, are still moments of hopeful onset that we approach in wonderment and challenge. Whereas endings, also part of the cycle of life/relationships, are often more difficult to endure; Shakespeare expressed it perfectly when he wrote: "Parting is such sweet sorrow" at the very best, and excruciatingly painful at the very worst.
We as humans tend to suffer from a condition where focusing on the negative has become a concerning norm, and I think that we can all agree that most endings are nothing short of pleasant. How we end something can taint an entire relationship, career, or life. There seems to be more thought put into beginnings in our culture then there are to our exits.
Like the conclusion to a great novel, we need to respect our stories enough to also put the same thought into each of our endings, for that is what is remembered, that is what becomes our personal signature. The actions we put into endings speaks to our character, and the way we choose to live our lives.
There are more to endings then meets the eye, they are never neat, however they always unlock the door to new beginnings -tM