Au revoir. Sholem. Tschüss. Faka'au a. So long, farewell...

June 1, 2009

I wasn't built for goodbyes.

I have given goodbyes many times.
Goodbye after a date.
Goodbye after get-togethers.
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye...
But what I am talking about is a real, honest to goodness - "I won't see you for a long time" - goodbye.

Goodbye to my best friend Betsy, when I moved in the sixth grade.
Goodbye to my high school sweetheart as we headed off to college three thousand miles apart.
Goodbye to my friends who did the same.
Goodbye to my missionaries who have left for all around the world.
Goodbye to my white house with black shutters.
Goodbye to my childhood.
Soon enough, goodbye to my adolescence.
But most recently, goodbye to my parents who have moved to New Zealand.

Charles M. Shulz and I think alike.
"Why can't we get all the people together in the world that we really like and then just stay together? I guess that wouldn't work. Someone would leave. Someone always leaves. Then we would have to say good-bye. I hate good-byes. I know what I need. I need more hellos..."
Because I wasn't built for goodbyes.

5 comments:

SHOKOOFEH said...

HELLO!
this is a girl who also hates {goodbyes}!

this post of you is really great. thank you girl ...

:)

katie diana said...

my boyfriend just left for two weeks.
this post couldn't have come at a more perfect time.
{ps} i have a small obsession with white house + black shutters.

love the blog. :)

Athena. said...

I lovelovelove your blog,
and this post got to me,
its just, amazing.
goodbyes are terrible,
even more so when you don't get to say them properly.
x

A "cheery" disposition said...

I hate goodbyes. They are so sad. I do love that that photo though.

beautiful post.

jambam said...

wow, this post is amazing
so sad :(

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