Stories never really end

Stories never really end,

even if the books like to pretend they do.

Stories always go on.

They don’t end on the last page,

any more than they begin on the first page

– Cornelia Funke



  1. lostperci

    The Road goes ever on and on
    Down from the door where it began.
    Now far ahead the Road has gone,
    And I must follow, if I can,
    Pursuing it with eager feet,
    Until it joins some larger way
    Where many paths and errands meet.
    And whither then? I cannot say.

    JRR Tolkien

    Seems to agree 🙂

  2. johnlmalone

    the first time I really thought this was decades ago when i read Marilyn Robinson’s ‘Housekeeping’. I projected these characters lives into a future long after the book had closed

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