The secret to a happy ending, Mom used to tell us, is knowing when to walk away.Jennifer Egan Candy House
I’m guessing you all know what my question is today:
Is the secret to a happy ending knowing when to walk away?
I think it is YES in the particular frame of one’s own personal perspective- if you call the shots, you can control your happiness. But if someone else is calling the shots…like…Person A breaks up with Person B because they don’t see a future. Person A gets their happy ending- they left a relationship when they were ready- but Person B is crying over their latte…
I don’t know if I’ve ever had a happy ending. Most endings end up with me in tears, or banging a wall, or binge eating something. I think of endings as necessary evils- you push through the bad to eventually get to the good. So my next question is :
do happy endings actually exist?
There’s your thought exercise for the day. What say you about happy endings?