Monday, November 3, 2014
A Quote on Saying Farewell
Kevin Hearne, where Atticus O'Sullivan is saying goodbye to his friend, the widow MacDonagh:
“For me, the times I always regret are missed opportunities to say farewell to good people, to wish them long life and say to them in all sincerity, "You build and do not destroy; you sow goodwill and reap it; smiles bloom in the wake of your passing, and I will keep your kindness in trust and share it as occasion arises, so that your life will be a quenching draught of calm in a land of drought and stress." Too often I never get to say that when it should be said. Instead, I leave them with the equivalent of a "Later, dude!" only to discover there would be no later for us.” --Kevin Hearne (Hammered)
This quote is one that stuck with me, not only because it's eloquent, but because there is truth to it. So often we miss the opportunity to say so many things to those close to us, thinking that there will always be a next time, a tomorrow. Sadly, sometimes there isn't.