Thursday, July 8, 2010

Where's the good in goodbye?

"I quit, I give up, nothing's good enough for anybody else, it seems... When I'm all alone it's the best way to be. When I'm by myself nobody else can say goodbye. Everything is temporary anyway."

At some point in our lives, we have to say goodbye to people we love. It's hard, especially when you spent countless hours sitting in a packed classroom with them! Yes, I'm talking about leaving high school. During exams, all we wanted was for it to end. We wanted to run out of the study room and do anything but sit huddled together with friends, books scattered all over the desks. Believe it or not, I actually miss those times. Even though we had the pressure of an upcoming exam, meeting up early to 'study' gave us a good excuse to spend more time together. It's funny how the same people who were so desperate to be over with high school are now missing it so much.

Whether it be to high school friends, or just anyone who means something to you, we've all had to say goodbye some point in our lives. Sometimes it's to people we won't be seeing for a few days and at other times, to people who we'll most likely never come across again. Some goodbyes happen overtime, and some are so sudden that you really wonder how time flew by so fast. No matter what, it's just one of those unavoidable aspects of life.

So where is the good in goodbye? I think saying goodbye to people is what makes you appreciate them. Besides, just because someone lives far away doesn't mean you can't be friends anymore.

"Can miles truly separate you from friends... If you want to be with someone you love, aren't you already there?"