On Endings and Goodbyes:
1. Best ending of a movie/book/TV show:
"Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it -- every, every minute?" asks Emily at the end of Thornton Wilder's Our Town. "Saints and poets, maybe," responds the narrator.
2. Worst ending of a movie/book/TV show:
The 1940 movie made of Our Town in which the ending was changed to bring Emily back to life in a sort of Dorothy-wakes-up-after-the tornado motif.
3. Tell about a memorable goodbye you've experienced.
4. Is it true that "all good things must come to an end."
In the sense that all things change, yes.
5. "Everything I ever let go of has claw marks on it." --Anne Lamott. Discuss.
Oh yeah, this is me. Anne Lamott's metaphor is so perfect that there is almost nothing else to say. I recently found, in the context of a particularly difficult letting go (that I have not, actually, accomplished and don't, actually, plan on accomplishing) that there is a graceful way to do it, as explained by the Fox when the Little Prince departs his planet. I do try to focus on the color of the wheat fields. But it is very hard.