This is going to be what fertilizes the end, as well as bring about a fresh new beginning. Make sure the imperative nature of its purpose is not lost on you, literally or metaphorically.
Ah, but I suppose that is for later. We are still in a safe portion of this tale, as much as the amount of foreboding statements has been ever increasing. The gravity of it all is yet to truly settle on our shoulders.
That said. With this particular expository section out of the way, how about a joke to lighten the mood? No more pesky navel gazing! I know you tend to be quite taken with the types that can do that — those who laugh if off, who do not worry overmuch. Almost as if turning your gaze inwards causes you discomfort, and you seek to alleviate that somewhat.
Oh, I seem to have accidentally veered towards introspection again.