We don’t appreciate it when it is forced upon us. We prefer ends alongside completions. A whole, neatly packaged and delivered. A masterpiece finished. Such ends are satisfying and sought after.
Abrupt ends to businesses and employment are not such masterpieces.
Consider filmmaking. Often, filmmakers leave scenes unfinished so as to create expectation and tension that keeps us riveted in our seats. This suspense builds up until the final crescendo before it is all neatly wrapped up in the satisfying end we so desire.
In the film of our lives, we often mistake the ends of scenes for the roll of credits. Understanding this is a moment of suspense that could grip my attention if well executed is an incredible gift.
What will you do with it?