Burning bright means finishing with a flourish. It means finishing even better than you began. You can give the last bit of yourself reluctantly, almost begrudgingly. You do it because you need to. Or, you can give like you've been waiting for this moment. You can rush with open hands towards the relief of being empty It's going to be hard either way, but your given a choice for the "how" of it. You can either burn or you can burn bright.
The tulips remind me of that, this time of year. As they finish, they're more fearless than in the beginning It's a last burning moment before their season is done. Now, they're absolutely ablaze with ending.