“Goodbyes are not forever; Goodbyes are not the end; they simply mean I'll miss you, Until we meet again!” (Author Unknown)
Saying goodbye to those whom we love is one of the hardest things to do. That’s why someone rightly asked: “Why does it take only a minute to say hello and forever to say goodbye?” We meet people in order to part one day, and sometimes we part in order to meet again. But what if the people who have somehow become part of our lives never cross our path in this life again? Flavia Weedn says: “Some people come into our lives and quickly go, some stay for a while, leave footprints on our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” Thus when we bid goodbye, we are at a loss to explain how much those people meant to us and how much we are going to miss them. The real treasures we posses in this life are the people who have come into our lives and made some difference to us by showering us with their genuine love and helping us grow. George Eliot says: “Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.”
Monday Musings came to you through Indian Thoughts’ Share & Learn uninterrupted for more than two years now. With this issue of Monday Musings, I am taking a break from sharing my thoughts through Monday Musings. Many of you have been constantly encouraging me with your comments and suggestions. This exercise also has made me grow in many ways, and I came to know many people through this great programme called Share & Learn. Thanks to Indian Thoughts and to all of you, my readers. I hope to come back to you with another form of sharing in future, if God wills. I am also bidding goodbye to one of the greatest cities of the world, London, and its people, as I am given a transfer back to another great city, Mumbai, which always remains closest to my heart. God bless you all.
“May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” (An Irish Blessing).