Why is it so necessary to begin at the beginning? We just assume that the beginning is a good place to start, but what if there’s not anything notable to report at the beginning? Why can’t we start from right here and pugger along?
I was very young at the beginning of my beginning, so I don’t remember much. Some photos were taken, I got footprinted, and generally don’t recall anything momentus. So I shan’t be beginning there, except to say…..well, there it is!
I must have had a beginning, else I wouldn’t be here in the middle of this right now, but if I could’ve begun right here, I’m not so sure how that would turn out.
I do like the way we begin and then follow sequentially along progressively. I imagine it would be slightly uncomfortable to bounce about the spectrum like a golfball that fell off an overpass. I mean, today you’re an “adult” and you’ve got your look just the way you want it, then tomorrow you’re a hormone secreting gawk that has “nothing to wear” and can’t be given the least bit of constructive direction (oh wait…….), and then next Thursday you awaken to find that you’re ready to retire and you’re grouchy, crabby, teeth don’t fit right, prune pudding eating…..again, hmmmmmmmmm…..
Point is, as we troggle along this lifeway, we do it in sequence for a reason. Because it makes sense! And if we only started a book on page 167, we’d be lost as to the plot and characters, because they were explained at the beginning. Unless you happen to be reading one of those authors who likes to introduce random characters all throughout the story. But I digress…..regress…..egress….wait, now I’m just lost! Oh yes, while it is true that we have to begin at the beginning, we always have the opportunity to make a new beginning!
Ah HA! And you thought there was no point to this babbling!