I had to say goodbye to a good friend whom I met when we moved here. It's only a been a couple years that we knew each other, but I really, really hated to say goodbye to her. I will probably never see her again. She was one of those people who could brighten a room full of dead people. Just a beautiful person. Saying goodbye was hard and I could say nothing but cry.
I am not even good at casual goodbyes. I once read that it's a personality trait to prefer greetings to goodbyes and vise versa. I don't know how it can be related, but ever since I read that, I have noticed how much I prefer to say hello and feel so clumsy and awkward when it's time to say goodbye. Isn't that funny? Why should the two be so different, I do not know.
Greetings are so nice. They let people know they are welcomed, loved, cared for.
Goodbyes just stink. I don't care for them. I would rather slip out of the door unnoticed than have to go through an awkward goodbye. Do you hug or not hug? What do you say? How do you wrap it up nicely? I can't seem to figure it out. Maybe someday I will be the queen of finesse, but for now I'm hoping my hellos make up for my goodbyes.
How about you? Are you a hello or goodbye person?