What’s so good about bye?
I tend to be in a constant state of goodbyes recently. I’m not sure exactly what that’s about. It’s always good bye I”ll see you later, but recently it seems it’s goodbye and I may never see you again. Have a good life seems like such a hard statement to come by, so we soften the blow of “bye”, with something good.
So because I’ve been in the perpetual state of “goodbyes”, you might think that I’ve gotten pretty good at them. I think I’ve gotten good at saying the word, but not necessarily emoting the correct feeling that I want in such a single use word. Elton John lied, sorry isn’t the hardest word. So how can I say goodbye, but mean something more like this.
Good- to know you all it’s been a blast. I’m sad to leave, sadder than I think I realize now, but you’ve been more than a great group of people to share my summer with, and I’m glad for the things that you’ve shared with me. So it’s hard to say, and I know we are all thinking that this is probably the last time I’ll see most of you, but lets remember the times that were good, for those are the time that I want to remember the most. Let your memory of me linger by and -bye.
Maybe that’s enough maybe that isn’t, but this Monday is my last night in Qingdao, and no doubt I’m enjoying a last dinner and hurray with some of the people that have made this summer so great. I’m sure I’ll have stories upon stories about those last night, but you’ll need to hear those stories face to face.
So as I say goodbye to this lot, I’ll be soon saying hello to a place that seems to be calling my name harder than it ever did before. However, for now I’ll focus on those byes, and make them good.