Thursday, July 12, 2012

The End

Chris Britt & Farnsworth in Vermont 2012
Chris Britt & Farnsworth in Vermont - Summer 2012

Endings are never easy. I always build them up so much in my head that they cannot possibly live up to my expectations. I usually end up disappointed. I’m not even certain why it matters to me so much; the way things end.

I assume it’s because we all want to believe what we do is very important; that people hang on to our every word…and people actually care what we think. The truth is, you should consider yourself lucky if you even occasionally get to make someone – anyone – feel a little better.

Chris Britt & Kerri Doherty at beach in Denpasar Bali, Indonesia
Chris Britt & Kerri Doherty - Bali, Indonesia

After that, it’s all about the people you let into your life. And as my mind drifts to faces I’ve seen before, I am taken to memories of family, of co-workers, of lost loves, even of those who have left us. And as I round the corner, they all came at me like a wave of shared experiences.

And even though it felt warm and safe, I knew it had to end. It’s never good to live in the past too long. As to the future, thanks to you, it did not seem so scary anymore. It could be whatever I want it to be. And who’s to say this isn’t what happens? Who can tell me my fantasies won’t come true…just this once?

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