The End... is marked by the sudden burden of emptiness, or so I have been told by some of our times greatest writers. Still, the part of about the emptiness could have been left out, when the door closed itself.
.. But then again, maybe all it takes is to embrace it and greet it as the old friend it is.
"There is danger on the edge of town", as The Doors said it at some point - the danger is always close by and the weak will perish while the other will keep itself around for a while longer. Thou, how much do you need to change to stay ahead of being the weaker part ?