I've come to decide that if you keep running away from something, eventually you will end up running to it. Similarly, if you're not careful, you may end up running away from something you are trying to run to. The world is full of these circles. There are no lines that connect two points, but rather these lines are part of a larger circle, a larger voyage.
Is that to say that there is no beginning or no end? I'm not sure, but life is too large to be contained by mere words and simple diagrams. Which brings us back full circle to the beginning.