So, I was sitting at the computer, trying to find something creative to say about goodbyes. I’ll be doing enough of that soon, none-the-less, I was committed to the endeavor to create for Sunday Scribblings
…even if goodbye seemed like a subject I did not want to write about, not quite yet anyway.
At first I thought, why not write a story. A story that had nothing to do with me and everything to do with some one
other then me.
The cursor blinked.
Then I thought perhaps a goodbye poem, rich in imagery and a pint of pity for some one who was saying goodbye.
I came up with this:
Going down sidewalks
Our voices huddled like
Determined to let go, in
Breathless anticipation for
You and I
Ever ready to be no more.
Please note its spells goodbye…its one of those…um…acronyms?
The poem sucked so, I went in search of whether what I did was an acronym or something else and discovered the word RETROnym. Um, excuse me, but bling of a bell is so retronym. (I can’t get Astro’s voice from the Jetson out of my head when I read this word).
Then I decided to look up quotes to inspire a more sophisticated prose on the subject of goodbye, and found these quotes:
"May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, May [Mother Earth] hold you in the hollow of [her] hand."
An Irish Proverb that just sounds nice!
I also l came across this handy little quote, “May you never forget what is worth remembering, nor ever remember what is best forgotten.”
Yeah, sounds about right.
But in the end, I was no closer to an entry about goodbye. I did find this quote by Henry David Thoreau: "Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes".
I’m writing that one down to keep handy when I leave this town. And yet still, no inspired goodbye story to be had. In the end though, I just gave up my futile attempt and typed this entry instead.
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