Photo by Bob Gentry ©2001
A Thought for Today
Because pride seldom lets us beg forgiveness, we must content ourselves with dying a little each time a door is closed.
To begin with every page is blank,
until a smudge, a paragraph is set down upon it. Some pages still stay blank after the
most intricate, indelible story has been started.
The starting of a new story is always easy; it's the ending that comes hard. Knowing when
to draw conclusions, the point to let your characters stop leading you so that you can
take command. When is the sum enough to provide the summing up?
I do not know how death will come to me, though once I thought I did. How I will greet it
depends on how hard or easy it comes in. I am very sure that any pain that might accompany
my going could not be as bad or worse than some I've known within my life. I am resolved
that, if I can, I will view the end as the writer does the blank page just in front of
him. A beginning.
- from "Alone", 1975
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