Does it ever end? Will it ever stop?
I first posted this on my blogger, then today I decided to post it here also. So enjoy and tell me what your thoughts are. Writing is like a journey; there is a beginning and an ending, and most of the time you do not know where it will lead you - even with the most detailed outline. But today I was thinking where does a book actually "end?" When you finish writing it? Or when the reader finishes reading it? After it collects dust in bookshelves of libraries, where once and a while a person will pick it up?
Often times, people say, "imagine the world without books," and I cannot. Writing and books have had such a "world changing" impact on people that I cannot imagine what the daily life would be like without them. So may I ask: when does the actual story of a book stop?
I think, never. After you read a book, it stays with you the rest of your life. So in a way, the book never ends, it never stops living. It just keeps living in another form. Even the books I have read that I did not like, they still roll around in my mind. Writings have a way of changing everything. From the way we look at an object, to how we look at the world. Writing is powerful; so in actuality, books never end, they never stop living.
I would like to quote Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 film:
Words are, in my not so humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic; capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it."
~Albus Dumbledore (J. K. Rowling)
What are your thoughts? Do you think books have endings? That their story ever stop?