We spend our whole lives preparing for arrivals. Where we're going. What we're going to do once we get there. What we are going to do when it's time to leave this present place and arrive at the next destination.
Our parents prepared for our arrivals, and now we spend our lives preparing ourselves for what comes afterwards.
And we are all marching towards our Final Arrival.
Life is a complicated thing sometimes. The impending beginnings and endings can bring a whole lot of tangled emotions that we're not always prepared to deal with--because it's not about simply being happy or sad. There are conflicting emotions and anger and regret and fear and anticipation and even relief.
But we have to remember that there's a whole lot of happiness, too.