Linda Studley

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Beginnings and Endings

Every beginning holds within it
shadows of an ending.
Pine cones foreshadow firewood.

Every ending holds within it
seeds of new beginnings.
After fire the fireweed blooms.

Live in the middle as much as possible
Climb a pine tree, pick the fire weed,
let beginnings and endings fend for themselves.



The Three Hardest Things

Beginnings are hard.
No one cares about your plans,
begin, just begin.

Middles are harder.
Carry on carrying on
though no one watches.

Ends are hardest.
Knowing when to say ‘enough’,
rest, and start again.

The three hardest things,
beginning, middle, and end,
are all that matters.



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