“Parting is such sweet sorrow… (“Romeo and Juliet”)” In other words, goodbyes suck. After six long months apart, I finally got to spend time with my dad and brother. Unfortunately, time does run out, and today was the day to say the G word. If I said I was excited for the six month separation ahead, I would be lying, but I know that every trial in life contains a lesson to be learned. After all, “That which does not kill us makes us stronger (Friedrich Nietzsche).” Today will be the typical “Lie in bed depressed because of a painful goodbye” day for me, but I know that the only way to get through this is to move forward. As a writer, I love words because they can be so powerful; I am going to post some uplifting quotes about goodbyes to encourage anyone else currently going through a painful separation.
“How lucky am I to have something that makes saying goodbyes so hard.” – A.A. Milne, Winnie the Pooh
“…I feel my heart is breaking, but I stay strong ’cause I know. I will see you again. This is not where it ends. I will carry you with me. ’til I see you again.” – “See You Again”, Carrie Underwood (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vTnWFT3DvVA)
“Never say goodbye because saying goodbye means going away, and going away means forgetting.” – Peter Pan
Stay positive readers!
– Lauren Michele :)