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FINIFUGAL

Meaning - Hating endings; avoiding or prolonging the final moments of a story, relationship or any journey



Romanticization of the rains in Mumbai is cardinal to its citizens proudly referred to as Mumbaikars. The looming clouds over the scorched lands brings relieve to the sweating residents of the city of seven islands. Driving on flooded roads and traffic jam is a nuisance for many people who make a living in the dream city. The wigwag of the vipers washing off the rainwater barely managing to look into the space searching for lights from the back of an another car in front tortured to the same ordeal, stubbornly standing, not out of choice but constraint, despite your blaring horns to no avail, is the singular scene you have to endure until you reach your home. It is in this moment of frustration you tune into the radio and listen to your favorite song. The music enchants you, enthralls you and calms you. You lose yourself in this present moment of joy. The continuum seems to not cease only for a sudden dawning of realization that the destination has arrived. The anxiety of loosing tangibility of the present and rapid occurrence of what was future and the journey finally to come to an end rises a deep feeling of disgust and hopeless desire of prolonging the inevitable end, stretching moments into lifetime so to satiate the greed of ecstasy sucking each drop of nectar from the continuum, is Finifugal.

It is the feeling when Harry potter sends off his children at the platform 9-3/4(Nine three quarters) waving goodbye, to fans, marking an end of what we considered childhood. This feeling is beautifully captured in Avengers Endgame[SPOILER ALERT IF YOU HAVEN'T WATCHED THE MOVIE YET] where Tony speaks about the inevitability of ending and the importance of finality.

Everybody wants a happy ending, right? But it doesn’t always roll that way. Maybe this time. I’m hoping if you play this back, it’s in celebration. I hope families are reunited, I hope we get it back, and something like a normal version of the planet has been restored. If there ever was such a thing. God, what a world. Universe, now. If you told me ten years ago that we weren’t alone, let alone, you know, to this extent, I mean, I wouldn’t have been surprised. But come on, you know? That epic forces of darkness and light that have come into play. And, for better or worse, that’s the reality Morgan’s going to have to find a way to grow up in. So I found the time and I recorded a little greeting, in the case of an untimely death. On my part. I mean, not that, death at any time isn’t untimely. This time travel thing that we’re going to try and pull off tomorrow, it’s got me scratching my head about the survivability of it. Then again, that’s the hero gig. Part of the journey is the end. I’ve made this journey before. Everything’s going to work out exactly the way it’s supposed to.
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