The End

This is my last post. It’s my 300th one.

(Can’t you hear that bugler in the distance?)

All good things, as they say, must come to an end. Everything falls away.

That expensive new car you bought will get rusty. That breathtaking romance will be routine. The renovated designer home will eventually crumble. Even this once super-fast MacBook barely crawls.

You see, nothing lasts. Everything perishes. All is transitory.

Including life itself.

You will, if you’re lucky, grow old and die.

There was a famous philosopher who kept a skull on his desk to remind him of this.

Any resemblance?

Thank you reading my blog, whether you’re a new or old reader. I do appreciate the many comments. I’ve tried to reply to all of them. Forgive me if I haven’t.

So why have I decided to stop posting?

I’ve long thought that my three hundredth post would be a good place to end.

With every ending there’s a new beginning though. It allows for a new start. I’m not sure where, when or how. But the closing of one book will lead to the opening of another. Of course there’s uncertainty, with any new beginning.

Yet I feel a sense of freedom as I write this. Not that this blog was a shackle. But there was a need to regularly post and reply to comments.

I’ve met many fellow bloggers, in person and in cyberspace. Some have stopped blogging, others have left this earth, many carry on. It has indeed been good. It’s been great to know you.

So the feeling now for me is this: as if you’ve held something precious for so long and you just … let it go!

This letting go releases you, sets you free.

So now I walk away down the beach, towards the embracing sunset … but you’ll never know where I’ll turn up next! :)

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10 responses to “The End

  1. Yes, i agree that you need to take a break, but i admire that you can walk down the beach and embraced by the sunset, but when I take a break, I walk into the smog-filled city in the arms of hideous skyscrapers that block the starry night. Thanks for all the good time with your blog. But how would I know if you start a new blog?

  2. Daniel – We’ll just have to leave the sunsets and stars to the imagination. If there’s a new blog, I’ll put the details up on this one. All the best!

  3. Hope yr new blog comes soon…

  4. Well Tunku, then this is goodbye.Everyone needs a break…….so do you.All the best in your new journey. It’s been nice knowing you. Take care.

  5. Yes, parting is such sweet sorrow. I can appreciate how you feel. Something you sense that you’ve been in a place too long but parting need not necessarily be the end. So au revoir then.

  6. see you around, soon. :D

  7. It’s a little bizarre to see your last post posted on Sept 11 (911) … Ironically, just as I thought I wanted to keep my blog active again, the first post I read happened to be your last one … anyway, if you ever start a new blog…do let us know… enjoy your life!

  8. Daniel, Krishna – thanks for all your comments … cheerio … hey, guess what? I’m still here commenting! :)

    Anon – front or back?

    Reika – I didn’t plan it that way. But dates are funny things with me. Ciao!

  9. Awang Goneng – Agreed. Parting opens another door too. Congratulations on your new book (probably not that new now!)

  10. Mad Scientist

    It is perhaps just my luck to begin with the end of someones writing.
    Just coming out of my medical is search of new life, i decided upon writing as a good means to earn a living, and Googled for such, and thus arrived here at the end. It must be the fastest journey to and end of a career, probably a new world record. Lol

    Nevertheless, this blog would indeed come in handy. Not that i write fiction, i write real stuff, technology and life stuff. I write in a way governments would love to censor, and so i try and find safe havens and reliable umbrellas, such as this blog.

    The thing about Technology is that is has tremendous influence in all our lives, and that is why governments are so concerned, even if there is little they can do about it.

    Thank You to the author of this blog for the inspiring entries and tips. May God bless you and may your journey in life be as exciting and rewarding as ever.

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