“The secret about ‘the end’ is that it actually contains countless possibilities.”
The theme for CreativeMornings Fargo this month is “End.”
To dive into this theme, CreativeMornings Fargo welcomes funeral director Alex Rydell to the stage from 8-10 a.m. Friday, July 26 at Drekker’s Brewhalla!
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Alex Rydell is a kind-spirited, multi-talented Funeral Director who has been serving families and finding ways to creatively honor their loved ones at Hanson-Runsvold Funeral Home in Fargo since 2007. Alex believes in the positive impact of coming together as a community when someone passes away, and is grateful to be a gentle guide during a tender time for others.
He graduated from Fargo North High School in 2002. After briefly pursuing a music degree at St. Olaf College in Northfield, MN, he found his true calling was in the funeral profession. He spent the next two years at the University of North Dakota after which he entered the University of Minnesota – TC Program of Mortuary Science. He graduated from UMN in May 2007 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mortuary Science. Alex’s love for music is still prominent in his life. He plays fiddle in the local Irish band Poitin (pah-CHEEN), is an active musician at First Lutheran Church and often lends his musical talents during funeral and celebration of life services.
ABOUT THE THEME
Ends are unique opportunities in disguise. They allow us to make meaning out of our past relationships, experiences, projects, and seasons in life.
On the other hand, beginnings are romanticized and energize us to envision all the impressive things we will do. Headlines celebrate the latest rising startup or ‘it’ destinations travelers must see.
But reaching the end of something can also carry meaningful joy. Author Wes Moore once talked about the difference between our jobs and our work. Moore said, “Your goal should never be to start something. Your goal should be to end things.”
When we truly fulfill an ending, it reflects growth and real change. We can create projects to end loneliness, walk away from empty relationships, change habits, or choose a different career trajectory.
CreativeMornings Fargo takes place every last Friday of the month at Brewhalla and features a different speaker along the monthly theme. The morning is always full of free coffee from Stumbeanos, pastries from Sugarplum, a make and take, and good conversation with amazing creatives in our community. If you’d like to learn more, you can read the feature we wrote in the Fargo Forum last year when CreativeMornings Fargo started in the community!
Admission is free, but registration to the event is required. Tickets will be available starting at 10 a.m. Monday, July 22 on www.creativemornings.com/cities/far. We hope to see you there!
Photos courtesy of CreativeMornings Fargo.