“Heroes know that things must happen when it is time for them to happen. A quest may not simply be abandoned; unicorns may go unrescued for a long time, but not forever; a happy ending cannot come in the middle of the story.”
― Peter S. Beagle
I have written a few times now about constant beginnings and how each moment can be and often is the beginning of something new. While that is definitely true, it is only part of the story. It is equally true that at any given time we are somewhere in the middle of our tale, whether that be the middle of our day, the middle of our lives or the middle of the great tale of existence itself. The middle after all is where everything happens, the start and end point too brief to recognize. Our lifelong quest to become ourselves lasts as long as we do. Our understanding continually expands and even when we believe we’ve reached the end, we find that it is at best a brief pause or a shift to a new phase.
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