Life is a series of hellos and goodbyes.
I heard that in a song once, and I always assumed it was just another trite lyric written to fill space.
But eventually I began to realise that it was actually true, that my life was predicated on hellos and goodbyes. Being born and thus saying hello to my parents, then saying goodbye when I had to bury them.
‘Hello Teacher’ on my first day of school, my first boss saying goodbye as he fired me.
Saying hello to my future wife, then goodbye to my new ex-wife.
The last goodbye though…