Saying goodbye is part of our lives. No matter how much we try to avoid it, there’s no escape from it. And why would there be any? Why are we so afraid of saying goodbye?
We say goodbye at home, when we leave for work in the morning, we say it in train stations, in airports, in parking lots, in cafes, on a bench in the park, in the car, in a mall, in a yard, in a pool, in a rollercoaster, over the phone, on Facebook, in an email, in a hurry or taking our time, with a smile or in a cold voice… we just do it.
As for me, most of the times I don’t want to say goodbye, especially when it’s to someone I love, but I am grateful for having this chance. This way I can tell people how much I love them, how much I’ve enjoyed the time we spent together, how much I’ve learned from them, how much I want to see them again, how much I care. I can give them a last kiss and a last hug. I can feel their love and enjoy the warmth in their eyes and their smile once more, even if it tears my heart out. Saying goodbye is something that I might not want, but I definitely need. To me, it’s an ending just as much as it is a beginning. It’s just something I don’t want to miss.
So, say your goodbyes before you time runs out. These are chances none of us should waste.