The reversals in life can be opportunities for positive beginnings.
I visited Colchester Castle Park to take photographs last weekend, coming across a depressed swan. For several weeks this swan had been enjoying his time as the only swan on a boating lake, then two swans came along and evicted him. The swan initially hid behind a building, then sat down near a gate with little care about the dogs and humans passing. Never had I seen such a defeated depressed swan.
The opportunity presents itself to this swan to move onto the river upon which there is plenty of space, freedom from annoying dogs and humanity, as well as the chance of a mate.
I have been shipwrecked a few times in life, debt, job losses, conflicts. I have bounced back every time with something better. As Heraclitus says, Strife is Justice, through strife we “become” something more than we were before. Endings are an opportunity for new beginnings.