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Closure. It's important to a lot of people. After all, how
can we know things are done being things that aren't done if they haven't told
us that they're done yet? It's a simple philosophy that governs humanity's
approach to storytelling and baking. But what happens when something doesn't tell
you it's done being a thing you're pretty sure is done as well as you would
like it to it to tell you it's done? In other words, how are we supposed to
react to the cakes in our ovens turning out burned or, dare we consider, not
even cakes at all?
Most things have endings. And all things that have endings
have beginnings. Well not circles. They don't really have either. Or do they
have an infinite amount of both? Wait, how do circles work? I feel like that's
something they told us in kindergarten that I have since forgotten. Now I'm
wondering if I ever even got past my ending of the beginning grade. Did I fail
I guess we'll never know. What matters is that we sort out
this whole ending and closure thing. It's crucial that every part of our lives
works out so that there is a clear and easily identified ending. I mean, we all
die. That's an end, right? But then more people are born. So is that less
endings? Crap. Is life like a circle? Did they mention that in kindergarten,
I need to get us back on track (like the one pictured above). When we don't get our much
needed dose of being told something is done being a thing that wasn't done just
a minute ago but is done now sort of, we are certain to lose focus on what's
even more important than the ending of the end: the beginning of the end. Or
maybe it's the end of the beginning. I'm not sure, but I know it's the
begending. I feel like I should use my baking analogy again to really back this
up, but I'm not going to because you can just go back to the first paragraph
and read it. You'll totally get the same effect. Trust me. Did you go back and
read it? It was good, right?
Where was I. Talked about baking. Endings. We covered
beginnings. Right! Begendings. Begendings are what truly matter. Those moments
right after the ending of a really long beginning that shows us where the
ending was going throughout the entire middle. When something doesn't deliver the
utmost ending it can, it robs you of your begending. And the next beginning.
Which is also a begending.
I think what I'm really driving home here is that endings
are stupid. They make you stop thinking about the thing that it was ending and leave
you with absolutely no beginning to start working on your new ending. Then endings
make you think about the things it begended as well, and thinking is a disease
like leprosy, becoming a mime, or eating whole wheat.
Oh hey, I just got an idea. Remember when I was talking
about circles or something? That reminded me of sharks and how they can't stop
going forward or they'll die. Wait, that's like the opposite of a circle, isn't
it? I mean, sharks don't really have a beginning. No, that's not right. Sharks
don't have an end. Hold on, they don't have either. So that means they're like
circles. No, sharks are circles.
Ignore that last shark thing. Go back and read the baking
thing again in the first paragraph. Felt good, right? Okay, let's finish this
So endings are bad because they make you think about your
begending and sometimes they don't give you enough things to think about your
begending so your begending isn't really a begending at all and more like a
shark that ate a circle and has leprosy.
Whoa. Not to toot my own horn, but *toot* *toot*