RevGals Friday Five; Endings and beginnings

1. Best ending of a movie/book/TV show I don't need a "happy" ending, but I do like endings that show some degree of transformation of the characters. I like to see some growth and the potential for change.

2. Worst ending of a movie/book/TV show Endings that leave one feeling desolate. Like endings that offer no hope, not even the potential for hope at some point.

3. Tell about a memorable goodbye you've experienced. I once broke up with a boyfriend who just could not understand that it was over with us. Years later was still hoping for a reconciliation. I finally asked him if he wanted to meet the man I was going to marry (yes, it had been that long). He said yes. So I arranged for this ex-boyfriend to meet me with my fiance (whom I married 22 year ago and we're still together). After meeting my fiance this ex-boyfriend ran out of the restaurant clearly distraught...saying, no. no. you can't marry someone like "him!" I've always wondered what he meant by that. I found it all rather sad but humorous...at least he got the point and stopped calling me. Of, course now we have caller ID....

4. Is it true that "all good things must come to an end"?
Sure. Change is inevitable. It's ok. Something else will come along.

5. "Everything I ever let go of has claw marks on it." --Anne Lamott
Discuss.
Nah. Most everything I have let go I do willingly. I don't hang on to things forever, nor do I fight change. Sure, I might grieve, but I don't cling or claw. That's not to say I don't put up a fuss for some things, just not everything.


Bonus: "It isn't over until the fat lady sings." I've never loved this expression. So propose an alternative: "It isn't over until ____________________" Yes. I dislike this saying. How about, "It isn't over til the lights go out." or. "It isn't over til the dog stops licking it's wounds." or "it isn't over til it's over." or "it's over folks, go home." or "enough already!"

Comments

Sally said…
Yes I'm for letting gop gracefuly too- can't leave scars, not healthy- well played.
Cathy said…
yes, caller ID is a good thing for sure.

Well played!
Amy Stewart said…
Good play. Why do people end stories and books with no hope? I can't stand that either. and I have a bad habit of empathizing so much with stories that I tend take on the attitude of the characters. So, if a story ends with no hope, I become really depressed. After reading She's Come Undone by Wally Lamb, I moped around for days, binge eating and just being rather pathetic. So, please no hopeless endings for me! Praise the Lord that life isn't hopeless!
Diane said…
Your story certainly IS memorable. glad you have caller id.

great play! And I agree, all BAD things come to an end, too.
"PS" said…
Enjoyed your play.

I think, I am drawn to those transformation moments because sometimes in ministry they can seem so few and far between.
RevAnne said…
Thanks for the reminder that all bad things must end, too.
if I double post... it's blogger's fault it is sooo not behaving.

anyhow... you read friday fives before going to work. you are truly an overachiever...
Jan said…
Good play! (I've always wanted to write that, so there you are!) The image of your former boy friend running off and saying that about your fiance (husband now) is so funny and memorable! It's nice to get to know you a little better.
Shalom said…
Wow...#3 is quite intriguing. Sounds like you definitely married the right person. :)
cpclergymama said…
Isn't Caller ID the best? I had a smiliar situation with an ex before seminary. I survived thanks to hubbie, and an unlisted number! Great play!
Kievas said…
I liked "Crash" too. And your story in #3 reminded me of the time that I met D's ex-boyfriend (we happen to share the same first name). Although I think our meeting went better than yours :)
Barbara B. said…
I agree -- I like movies where some transformation of the characters occurs. Right now 'On Golden Pond' popped into my head.
MayB MayB Not said…
I could say "ditto" to every answer, except # 3 (no husband for past 23 years, and no jealous ex-boyfriend before that ... *sigh*)

Great play!
Serena
Wyldth1ng said…
So caller ID is the trick. Good to know.
mompriest said…
serena, I miss you.
wyledth1ng, it was great to stop by your blog today...

HC, yeah, I like to get up on Friday's, read (or play if I haven't already) the FF5 for a few hours (LOL) exercise etc. then arrive at the office around 9ish (with a wide range of "ish")...

hey, everyone - thanks for stopping by today. it wasn't my best play, I was feeling rather uninspired last night...plus, I really have a bad memory...
RevDrKate said…
Omigosh....the boyfriend was a trip! You just gotta wonder about some people. Agree with you totally on the book/movie endings...transformation good, no hope, very bad!

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