The songs of endings

We know what beginnings sound like.

The excited whispers, the first cry, the jubilation of finally arriving. At the start.

But what about endings?

Why do we often avoid the marking of closure, the celebration of what has been and the rhythm of mourning?

Yet even the most magnificent piece of music, or journey or life, has an ending.

Perhaps we need to learn better songs for the end of a season and a life well lived.

~ I particularly appreciated this essay by adrienne marie brown – Murmurations: Breaking Is Part of Healing – in reflecting on endings. Thanks to Marcus Bussey for the timely recommendation.