Well, isn’t this an interesting word? I have read my dad’s Five Minute Friday posts for quite some time and I have threatened to join – but never did. Dad is probably smirking right now as I write this. Joke is on me, I guess.
When I saw the writing prompt, my brain immediately went to the conclusion of movies. I’ve seen way too many movies with abrupt, incomplete, or predictable conclusions. It makes me angry. The guy does not always get the girl. The job is not always the dream. The family is not always perfect. Why do we have to pretend? What happened to cliffhangers and tear-jerkers? I know it is just a movie, but if I pay $12 to get in plus $15 more in popcorn, I expect a darn good ending, ya know?
And suddenly my heart tells me I am not really mad about a bad ending in a movie. I am just mad at an ending. A conclusion.
…Five minutes is not long enough for me to organize my thoughts and type anything with coherence. I’ll try to do better… I will also learn how to post these in a timely manner and link appropriately. For now, this is what I can offer.
Allow me to conclude with this: A very wise man once told me that the ending is just a new beginning. I never really understood that until now. I mean, I “got it” but in this moment of real life conclusion, I can only look up and say, “Yes dad, I get it.” The curtain has been drawn and this particular scene must conclude, but the show is far from over.
What comes to your mind with the word “conclude?”