I think I may have written here in a previous post how one of my favorite quotations happens to be about goodbyes.. but let me write that down here again just to make my point:
“Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. Meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”
— by the ever famous Anonymous
I have never been very good at goodbyes. While I am not the weepy type, I do tend to get very emotional about it. These days I am haunted by my last goodbye with my father in Manila, and more recently, the tearful goodbyes between Angel and me at daycare. It doesn’t get any easier — and the image sticks in my heart and mind.
Yet goodbyes are a fact of life. Sometimes we do them without issue — without pain. Other times, we protest violently yet have no choice.
I just let out an audible sigh. Never easy. But I look forward to the “meeting again” part.. the thought of it alone makes my heart smile.