Should we contemplate an existence without an end? We should, and we do because sometimes doing it enrichens our life, yet if it were possible to create endless things should we then have a beverage that never ends? Should we then have a song that never ends? Should we have relationships that never end? Many of us enjoy those things but truth be told, in this fixed world, water has as much intrinsic value as wine, intermissions as much value as action, disconnection as much value as unions and we need life as much as we need death. Life must have boundaries to rightly seperate us from cessation and without it how could we reasonably contemplate the nature of existence or end?

No song, no drink, no love at least in this world, will last forever and it shouldn’t. Endings gives starts to other beginnings as simple as that sounds. For the veteran or the lover or for any of us longing for the romantic past, where we felt a singularity of the soul, should be mindful that unchecked desires and too much feeling without a cut off-point might help with healing but can perpertually lock us in that time. What dreams may come.. Some men cannot tolerate things as they are, or as they could be, rather they are stuck considering only how things once were. Even work-outs in the gym need a termination time. We are able to contemplate the mystical afterlife even if science tells us it all ends here; perhaps there is something out there and that our specualtions are correct. Sometimes it is best to focus on the future and not want nor wish for more of the past. Yes, boundaries are necessary for our mortal minds in order to contemplate the eternal. All good things, and even bad things, come to an end and then we shuffle off this mortal coil. What is it that you want to control? Can we have an endless drink that satisfies our insatiable thirst? Can we have a song that tells an endless story to an eternal mind?

Does the Viking or the cowboy, the Spartan or the Samurai not feel the same kind of pain despite the eras? Humility is being able to lower yourself to a place where you feel no different than the person next to you despite having incongruent natures. Humility lets you find your place in this world where a lack of it throws a veil over the mind. Memory allows you to spend time with your private visitors upon your personal island of thought, in a world of your own creation. What dreams may come. We cannot pick the pain that visits us but surely we can work on how we percieve the pain. Avoiding all forms of pain are impossible, and clearly there is uncertainty in living life. Is existence worth the pain? We must all discover death for ourselves. Life has its pains but perhaps death is worse. Sometimes things should remain mysterious and infinite.

The man who is willing to accept that all things have their place is likely to find his life is enriched by new experiences. He’ll never know until he releases the old. Will he lose what he once held dear to himself? Old combats are back there, there are new combats ahead. There is peace too. These are just my opinions. I only have questions for you, the same questions that I ask of myself. If a drink ends we have the opportunity to taste other things. If a song ends we better understand the meaning of the story. If a union ends we are able to experience more deeply how love can last forever. Enjoy what you have now.

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Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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