You can’t accomplish a purpose if you don’t have a beginning. I begin each hike with the resolution to climb higher, hike longer, and go farther, and take lots of pictures. Most trails branch out in other directions and become yet another beginning.
I obsess about the first paragraph, first page, and first chapter at the start of a new book, trying to get it right. It’s difficult because I don’t outline and have no clue how it will end. I recently read the following on writing tips: “Sometimes an ending makes a good opening. If you’re like a lot of writers, you figure out what you have to say as you write it. This may mean that in the last paragraph of your first draft, you really say what you mean: your ideas are clearest here, most concise. So, take that last paragraph and make it first, and you have your opening.” What do you think? Worth considering?
You can’t create something if you don’t try—a quilt, a sweater, or a stained glass birdhouse. While I’ve tried many crafts, the thought of failure never crosses my mind when I start a new project. I’ve worked with stained glass for many years with some success.
Then there’s the Happy Ever After, a key quality of life. To love and be loved is an empowering emotion. To quote Shakespeare: “The course of true love never did run smooth,” ~ A Midsummer Night’s Dream; “A light heart lives long,” ~ King Henry IV. Beginnings are usually frightening, while endings are often sad, but it’s what’s in between that makes it all worth trying.
Everything ends but there are always new beginnings.