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yeti and olive – one waves hello, one nods goodbye


“nature is forever arriving and forever departing, forever approaching, forever vanishing;

but in their vanishings there seems to be ever the waving of a hand,

in all her partings a promise of meeting farther along the road.”

-richard le gallienne – english poet




while visiting my niece’s school

in the beautiful woods of northern michigan

i realized that it wouldn’t be

a real end of their school year goodbye

without a bear to see them off.



“but of course, it isn’t really good-bye, because the forest will always be there…

and anybody who is friendly with bears can find it.”

-a.a. milne






pathfinder school, traverse city, michigan, usa

until we meet again.


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after a year

of owning

my car

and driving it

multiple times

most every day

i suddenly noticed


that it was

saying goodbye

to me

as i pulled into the garage

gathered my things


got ready to leave.

my message was

just a little colorful note

left on my dash

placed there

by the subaru’s

electronic heart


for some reason

i sighed



said goodbye back.

and now that i’ve seen it

i’m sure

we’ll be saying goodbye

each and every day

for many, many more years to come.

it’s time to say goodbye,

but I think goodbyes are sad and

i’d much rather say hello.

hello to a new adventure.

– ernie harwell