Practicing How to Say Good-bye

We're all feeling the press of ending coming toward us.

None of us wants this class to end.

We've been ideal.

We've had an entire year of spending Monday afternoons together.

We've become really, really close.

It's not easy for close groups to come to an end.

So we're practicing how to say good-bye.

For this moment, and for future moments.

For these relationships, and for future relationships.

There's absolutely nothing easy about it.

There is plenty of tenderness, and sweetness, and sorrow.

There's dodging, and we're looking it in the face.

There's humor, and we're dissecting it.

There's sleepiness, and we're allowing it and waking it up.

There's lots and lots of truth, and we're celebrating it.