I find it hard to say goodbye…to anything. Whether it be a treasured piece of furniture, clothing I haven’t worn in quite some time, an old friend, even an old boyfriend, I find it very hard to bid farewell.
I don’t like goodbyes. I don’t even like saying the word. In conversation, I’d much rather say, “See you later” or “I’ll call you soon” or “Have a good day/evening”. Goodbye just seems so final and I have a problem with finality. Until this week’s Sunday Scribbling prompt on this very topic (http://sundaysribblings.blogspot.com), I never really gave it much thought.
Now, I find myself at a loss for words. I don’t know. Maybe it’s because when a “goodbye” is spoken, I associate it with death – the death of a memory corresponding to the item, the death of a friendship, a former love, or the death of a person. Yet, as a Christian, I also know that death means a new life. So, maybe I should look at saying goodbye as bidding farewell to a new life for that revered piece of furniture, that silky black dress from the early 90’s, or that old boyfriend as he discovers new life with someone else. Maybe there’s a positive in what seems to illicit a negative? You know me, I’m always looking for the positive. 🙂
Interesting topic this week. For now, though, I think I’ll just say, “Have a Blessed Week, Everyone and end as I always do –
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