by Westley Nash
In the movies, whenever something special or important comes to a close
it's often shown as the old meeting a noble and esteemed ending,
which then leads on neatly to the start of the new.
But sadly in real everyday life, no matter how important something may be
and regardless of the wealth of time and effort we poured into it,
that thing is rarely ever rewarded with the illustrious finale that it truly deserves...
It simply just stops!
That one day you are doing what you have always done
and the next day you aren't.
Of course you have no choice but to accept this,
to let it go and keep moving forward and so you do,
but there is nothing neat about it.
Fraught with uncertainty!
A bit like wading through thick mud.
Yes, you will definitely get to the other side if you keep moving,
but not before facing utter exhaustion
and having lost a shoe or two.
#thoughtsofsteel [artwork by Westley Nash]