I love the phrase 'The Living End' - I don't know whether it's known in all places, but as I know it it's not judgmental; when you call somebody "He's the living end" or "It's the living end", he's eccentric but he's benignly accepted, he's not severely judged.

The Living End

Before long the end
Of the beginning
Begins to bend
To the beginning
Of the end you live
With some misgivings
About what you did.

from New & Selected Poems (New English Library, 2005), copyright ? Samuel Menashe 2005, used by permission of the author

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