Posts tagged saying goodbye
How to say goodbye.

Goodbye is the fear-- temporary and real-- that we’ve carried for years up until that one word-- short & stout-- made it all tip over and all pour out: I am afraid to leave. I am afraid to change. Can you just keep me here? Can we never move? I’m afraid you will forget me. I’m afraid I’ll be forgotten in a room full of people who always seem to be remembered.

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Fishing lines of loneliness & a decent chance to walk away.

I’ve started calling them the “fishing lines of loneliness.” The ways we bait one another into communication because we are all so afraid of what would really happen if the screen shut off and we had to face ourselves. Alone. Single. Separate from the wreckage of relationships we should have said goodbye to yesterday.

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