the most authentic endings

The temptation towards resolution, towards wrapping up the package, seems to me a terrible trap.  Why not be more honest with the moment? The most authentic endings are the ones which are already revolving towards another beginning.

-Sam Shepard


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2 Comments

  1. Posted September 14, 2017 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Love this! Thank you for posting. So true

  2. Justine
    Posted September 15, 2017 at 6:03 am | Permalink

    Wow, somehow I haven’t read Sam Shepard yet but clearly I need to! The temptation toward resolution for me is more like an obsession, but I am trying to be more honest in the moment. Living in Boston helps! I’ve never met a more “honest in the moment” crowd as my fellow citizens here.
    Yesterday we had our first 4th grade Girl Scout meeting with me as a leader, and when a girl asked if I liked Girl Scouts as a kid, I wanted so badly to say yes but told the truth instead. And then when the same kid asked me what I did like about it, I wanted to say something sweet and innocent, but instead I found myself telling the truth. “Swinging an axe to chop wood.” Guess what all the girls are excited to learn how to do now…. 😉