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Endings and beginnings

Posted by Simon Parke, 17 August 2017, 5.31pm

Beginnings and endings do not really exist.

They merge into one, without clear lines of demarcation.

Sometimes we shall say ‘This is an end.’

And sometimes we shall say ‘This is a beginning.’

But there is just the forming and reforming of life; an endless collapse and creation, like the waves.

Today is both ending and beginning, collapse and creation.

Tomorrow, we will not be able to return to today…any more than we can return to a wave.

This shifting watery change, ceasing to be one thing, becoming another.

Occuring in the darkness of the night.

Change occurs but always out of sight.

Always an unfolding, but the rise and the fall are one; and the more we greet, the more we live.

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