Have you noticed there’s been a lot of that happening here lately? You very kindly stop by here to say hello, and before you know it I’m either bidding you a swift goodbye, or excusing yet another of my extended absences. Such conversations skirt around the edges of being one-sided, and there’s nothing too enjoyable about that.
Whenever I’m reflecting on hellos and goodbyes, I always think about the wedding speech made by my husband’s best man all those years ago (hello Andrew!), where he spoke about how he and the Mr maintain their friendship, even though they don’t see all that much of each other. I can’t recall his exact words, but I remember them as something like … ‘our hellos always start with the first words before goodbye’ … It always struck me as a beautifully eloquent statement.
I often think the words that stick in our minds stay there for a specific reason … most likely because one day they’ll fall into place at exactly the right moment (like now).
I suppose what I’m trying to say is that your visits are always appreciated, and so in the future I shall try to repay your kindness by not disappearing every five minutes (no promises though … ha!). I shall also try my very best to not say hello right before I say goodbye …
To keep these hellos and goodbyes on their toes, I thought it best to sign off here with a hello rather than a goodbye. Hello!! What’s new in your world? Any plans for the holidays?