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The end we start from

I hope you will treat yourself to the current film, “Philomena.”

In the driveway after a long journey and arriving at the Convent where it all began, Martin observes to Philomena:

What we call the beginning is often the end
And to make and end is to make a beginning.
The end is where we start from. (T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding-V”)

Neither of them has any idea of how demanding that “end” will be. Neither do we. That is the fierce mystery isn’t it? Endings are “often” staggering beginnings. Continue reading