The safest ending is surely a long fade out. You don’t even notice the song is over until the next track drops.
The most impressive way to end is the crisp, hard out. One final chorus and the song ends hard on the last note. Planned, practiced, with the whole band finishing on the same beat.
But sometimes improvisation and competing solos take over, and the only way out is a classic trash can ending.
As with music, so it is with life. https://sa.uca.org.au/new-times/press-release-andrew-dutney-resignation
Go well, Andrew
It is time to move on, so…………
May the road rise up to meet you.
May the wind be always at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
the rains fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of his hand.
With gentle grace, loving kindness, friendly care, you have supported, assisted, taught and encouraged so many people who were vulnerable, struggling with non inclusion and misrepresentation. Your wisdom and approach has been such a warming gift, from simple greetings to momentous justice actions. Your teaching, impressionable and life changing.
May this be a time of recovery, rest, renewal, refocusing. May warming grace surround you both, hold your healing and enliven your being. Thank you, Deep peace of of the running wave and quiet earth to you.
And then when your final sound is made from the heights of a mountain it echoes through the valley as a clarion call for others to look upward and onward. And you have served us in the heights and the valleys.
Blessings Andrew…thank you for the time you have given to so many. Although not many and not often I will always be grateful for the time you gave me at a conference or an Assembly meeting over a coffee or even just a brief chat.