Coming and going matter far more than what happens in the middle.
Tearing off the bandage.
Meeting someone new.
Getting on the airplane, getting off of it.
Ending a feud.
We mistakenly spend most of our time thinking about, working on and measuring the in-between parts, imagining that this is the meat of it, the important work. In fact, humans remember the transitions, because it's moments of change and possibility and trepidation that light us up.