Wednesday, June 09, 2010


1. a parting; a farewell.

In every encounter you have, two things are certain: there's a beginning, and there's an end. It's as sure as anything in the world. Some endings end peacefully, while others make your blood boil and your toes curl, but the thing is...they end. That's just the way things go, no matter the person or their name...and when it happens, regardless of how parties feel, the only thing you can do is charge it to the game.

But some endings, conclusions...the culmination of events can be tough to digest and hard to accept. You express yourself to levels you didn't know you had, until there's literally nothing left...and when you realize the other party seemingly didn't feel how you did, it's hard to swallow. Yet, when the pure and total truth finally comes out, it makes it easy for your mind to move on, and your heart to follow.

There's never been a time when things have been more clear, when peace-of-mind was so near, shining, with no need to cover your eyes with a hand and peer. Realizing that this is officially over is bittersweet, but it allows this book to have a proper ending; one fitted with the truth and free of a lie. It allows it to be put in a box, and for it to end with one last word...goodbye.

6/9/10 @ 2:30 A.M.
Photo by Clifton Henri


Pan African Bourgie Princess said...

This piece is quite timely. Well written, expressing the very sentiment that even the most guarded and exemplary at uttering the word "goodbye" are forced to articulate from time to time. It's one thing to say it, but what happens when the heart and lips don't align... one's ready while the other is still stuck with the feelings manifested at "hello"?

Josh Holt said...

Your posting reminds me of a song lyric, I forget by whom, that reflects, "From every new beginning comes some other beginning's end." (or something like that). It's a very Buddhist principle, that life is fleeting, always beginning and always ending, a continual cycle that, if we do not recognize and celebrate, will lead us to despair, hopelessness, and disconnectedness from the Beauty of Life that surrounds us everywhere. Well put. Thanks!