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Say what you want to say

“How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” - AA Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh

I write from a place of catharsis…quite often. I’m triggered by things I see, read, feel - either first- or secondhand. Sometimes those reactions are raw and the words fly out onto the screen like someone opened a water valve and emotions are dripping all over the place. Sometimes it’s more calculated, letting the dust settle and writing becomes a means of putting life in perspective that makes sense out of chaos. Sometimes it’s a combination platter; a little bit messy and overlapping, but otherwise getting the job done.

Still, there are times (like right now) when exposition gets lengthy because I’m avoiding the real topic. I said goodbye to something today. To someone, actually. Unwillingly. Kicking and screaming on the inside, trying to remain slightly dignified on the outside. It may not be a forever goodbye, but still taking the moment to tell them they’re amazing and will be missed. …

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