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.”
pathfinder school, traverse city, michigan, usa
an encore can only last so long
eventually the stage is empty.
after an up and down week
bob seger, in today’s paper,
had just the right message.
after a year
and driving it
most every day
i suddenly noticed
that it was
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
by the subaru’s
for some reason
said goodbye back.
and now that i’ve seen it
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
after a visit
baby r, baby v and baron the loyal,
find a creative way
a hello, goodbye.