While you’ve been concentrating on all the people you love, the ones that you are heading north to see, there are people here that you love and are leaving behind. There will be heartfelt goodbyes to say here. Neighbors who I’ve been blessed to know, and who have helped me feel secure in this first ever time of my life in which I’ve lived alone. But not as alone as I might have felt if not for them. And my photography friends, I will see their adventures in photography online, and look forward to being out shooting with them again before too long. And then there are my coworkers, who were my sounding board as I went through this biggest challenge of my life. I thought of myself as alone these past four years, but I see now that I haven’t really been alone at all.
I sent a note to a friend’s mother to apologize after sneaking away without saying goodbye. I told her how much I have always hated saying goodbye. She sent back a note and said that in her family they say Auf Weidersehen, ‘until we meet again’. Yes, that’s it exactly, it’s only goodbye for now, until we meet again.