(i am sitting at the airport united club lounge–free internet!–which is why i am suddenly and voraciously writing new posts)
i wrote this on 4 june, 2011 (over a year ago):
“and now once again as sure as any of nature’s cycles, ebbs and flows, i’ve said farewell to those who make life full, closest to my heart, the place i call home; i strike off and embark on another journey alone. life is strange, always full of goodbyes even though we all are whole when we are together, laughing. life calls for independence, and of course, we need it in our own hearts too, to go off into the world in pursuit of our populated minds. my mind churns through our times together–this week, this year, the past five years–and our past farewells. i guess it is true the feeling of “end of an era” inevitably reoccurs every year. i am sure when we all next gather we will only be filled to the brim with more affection and stories to share. i sincerely hope so.”
helped me regain perspective today. so true!