A New Beginning

I always squirm when I hear someone proposing a toast to a new beginning.  It’s not that I don’t like the thought.  I like it very much.  I just don’t trust most people that much.  And sometimes, it takes years before we really get to know the real person you have been with, and things suddenly crash.  So much for a new beginning!  Exactly where would the starting point of this new beginning be?  And you start wondering what kind of new beginning this person really has to offer.  The damage, I am afraid, is irreparable.  It’s hard to move forward from there — for obvious reasons.  So whenever I hear someone say something like that, I always pause first, and think about it very, very carefully.