The end of the line. That's pretty final. The end of an event. An adventure. A day. An hour. Geeze - we have a multitude of ends every day. Finality abounds. Who woulda thunk. We are besieged by finality. The weight of the multitude of ends rests upon our weary countenance.
Living in a linear world means finality is inescapable. Things have a beginning, a middle and an end. There is order. There is structure. Processes follow known cycles - step by step progressions. Logic dictates. Spock is god. We stroll down the pathways of life until we reach absolute finality (that would be death). If you're of a religious bent that would be the absolute finality of this particular plane of existence. What happens next is wholly dependent upon your relationship with your god and her divine decrees. Good boys and girls go to heaven, bad boys and girls go to hell. An over simplification? Sure - but it suits this discussion. Maybe another day's topic will lend itself to a more serious discussion in that vain. I'll be sure to miss that one :-) Of course if you are a non-linear traveler down the yellow-brick road of life of life things don't quite work that way.
No straight lines make up my life;
And all my roads have bends;
There's no clear-cut beginnings;
And so far no dead-ends.
So what is finality really? Nothing more than the end. It's settled. Irrevocable. Complete. In law there can be no further appeals. Sounds suspiciously like death to me. Birth leads to life and life leads to death. We'll all get there. It's what we do on that yellow-brick road that matters. Follow your conscience - even if it's the conscience someone or some institution gave you. You chose it - you own it. As you circle the drain, make the best decisions you possibly can. If you think praying to some god or another will lead you down the correct path who am I to tell you you're wrong. And that sounds suspiciously final so we must be at the conclusion of this little ditty. No more time.
Now that's a send off. What do my LBC pals have to say on finality? Check them out - they're listed over there on the right.