Is This The End? Apparently Not

Dear Reader,

The malls are crowded. Starbucks is serving drinks to its many customers. Future gift givers are trying to remember where they hid their presents. Experienced chefs are baking cookies, inexperienced chefs are burning cookies. I suppose this means that the world is still running. The predictions about the end of the world turned out to be false. So what next? Where do we go? If you are upset, sorry. Yes, this could have been the end of everything, but it turned out not to be. Yes, it seemed like we were so close, but we weren’t. We are moving forward—or so I assume. But, to help with the confusion, now feels like a perfect time to use a completely overused quote from a (rather great) 1994 film:

“Get busy living or get busy dying.”

-Andy Dufresne, The Shawshank Redemption

Reader, which road are you going down?

Sincerely,

JW

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4 Responses to Is This The End? Apparently Not

    • Dear Mary,
      Perfect summary of the quote. Yes, the film that the quote comes from expands on this idea quite a bit (as well as the original source material from Stephen King). It can be so easy to forget a lesson like this.
      Sincerely,
      JW

  1. I do agree with that quote. The people who are putting so much time and energy into trying to figure out how and when they will die would do better in trying to figure out what they can do to make this world a better place. Each one of us can contribute something positive to this world. Each one of our actions whether positive or negative has a domino effect in the world. Just a simple kindness like a kind word and a smile to a stranger can change that person’s world. Let’s all try to do as much good as we can.

    • Dear Kiki,
      Thanks for visiting. That is a great attitude. If we all put forth our ideas and contributions to make the world a better place (and there are many who already do this on a daily basis), things could certainly improve.
      Sincerely,
      JW

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