“How did you know I wanted to hear the bad news first?” “That’s easy, all girls like happy endings!”
We somehow act in life like every thought is one line, beginning to end. We run to reach that end, pull and push to find its mesmerizing celebration near and quickly forget we reached it, holding a new line to the end.
My happy endings had phases, in my early 20’s I will be a graduate with an amazing job and owning my own things. By middle 20s I would have found Mr Right and locked the knot, living together and respecting the beauty of freedom we both cherish. By my 30s I got two children and am a successful businesswoman, kissing them goodbye in my shining suit with pumps ready to rock the day.
Bump after bump, I figured people were not even planning such endings and reaching them, while I was sharing my hopes and stumbling to get a sniff of my thought to be “happy” endings.
I quickly changed attitude, and like many who put time frames to events in life I just thought to extend each phase’s happy ending and wait. What I did not see, is that perhaps those endings had to come in their own sweet time, not my strict pen and paper jail-like schedule.
“We all live with the objective of being happy; our lives are all different and yet the same.” ~ Anne Frank
Do happy endings come in proper uniform mid of the night, with a magical wand glittering in one hand and an extended palm in the other? Or does it ask for an appointment during your working hours, showing you all the options and promising for a “tailor-made” ending to meet your needs?
I found my mind wander on the way of meeting happy endings, should I seek it in my planned schedule or know inside it will come when I least expect it?
I cannot decide, and I truly decided to let it be…it should come eventually, shouldn’t it?
“And will I tell you that these three lived happily ever after? I will not, for no one ever does. But there was happiness. And they did live.” ~ Stephen King
I know one thing, happy endings are not lines but a thread ball you need to untie slowly, to reach the end.