Finding Meaning: The Nexus of Being and Doing

As I write this I am in the late afternoon of my life. There is still sunlight, but the day is nearer to its end than its beginning. That is to say, I am old enough to truly understand how the story ends, for me and for all of us. “Happily ever after” exists only in fairy tales, because for us there is here and now, there are plans and memories, but there is no ever after.