End tune for a beginning chapter
By April McQueen
When you come to the end of a chapter of your life, write another and make it a big dream, then keep on dreaming until there is no breath left to animate and no creativity left to imagine the beautiful impossibility of who you could be: free, spirited, happy, and making a difference; a legacy starting with one person: you.
Yours is the soul whose depth will call out in pain for the blessed love and necessary support of ancestors that you have yet to meet. The tears you shed this side of heaven will water many gardens which can sustain you. If you must lose yourself, find yourself in your own definitions with self-established boundaries and personally significant successes comparing yourself to no one.
Seeking to please others will trap you in a labyrinth of lies that are their own bitter history and an expensive education. Do not subscribe to trying to please others—both of you will be disappointed. Find your joy and keep it close to your heart. Nurture it. Be as cautious about sharing it as you would guard your true love’s passion and pleasantries, a multi-generational heirloom, or a passed down secret recipe.
Remember that who, what, and how you love are precious and sacred and honor and treat it as such. People are willing to steal what they do not understand or value just to hurt another with an inconsolable heartbreak.