I’ve been working with the tenuous nature of words for awhile with the carving ampersands and newspaper headline mixups and the whole index card construction of It’s Just a Matter of Time (or even my thesis show). So this is really nothing new.
From Pushing Daisies (highly recommend if you haven’t watched) I heard in the series finale (Yet another show that was cancelled that I love) the quote “Endings are where we begin“, and luckily (or not so luckily, depending on how you look at it) I was actually able to let it sink into my subconscious rather than just shake it off as another one of those cliche statements people throw around to describe their current circumstances.
So anyways, I got to thinking about the statement. I wrote it down (quite largely i might add) and drew a bunch of circular shapes around it (I think I was having a transcendent Torres moment there thinking about the cyclical nature of life represented by the phrase) but I let it go for a different project (Give me a break, I was swamped with Sculpture stuff aka making a room inside of a box). but it’s back in full force, along with some other phrases which I’ll eventually upload.
Anyways, when re-looking through my sketchbook, i found it and it got me thinking about something Jake had said to me about how we start to die the minute we’re born (Jake’s an optimist, what can I say?) Then I found about 100 other quotes I wrote surrounding it (I’m very relational… aka seemingly unorganized while being organized… with my sketchbook) that included the following:
- Endings are where we begin.
- Everything begins to end.
- It’s just a matter of time.
- You already know how this will end.
- I end up where I started.
- Listen to the beginning cos it’ll tell you how it ends.
- The end begins.
- We begin by beginning.
“Endings are where we begin.
Beginnings are where we end”
“Endings are here
Beginnings are here“
etcetera, etcetera, facts for whatever. (Couldn’t resist the Radiohead reference once I typed etcetera out)