Never let you go

As a teacher, I’ve said more goodbyes than I can remember. I thought biding farewell would get easier in time but it doesn’t. Things change as we grow older, and our hearts secretly whisper; “Never let you go.” When I was younger I was more aloof, detached, and self-centered so, the impact of saying goodbye […]

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The joy of scattering ashes and love

Today we scattered Dearest Drew’s ashes by the sea and the trails she so much loved to run, where all San Franciscan dogs come to play and roam free. It felt like closure. I was able to say goodbye to my dear companion and friend. Those who don’t have dogs can’t really understand how much […]

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Life: a constant series of “goodbyes.”

Probably the toughest lesson life teaches us is that of letting go of people and things. We don’t realize life is a series of constant “goodbyes,” until we experience the most painful one. The one that transforms you, that makes you realize how fragile life is and that nothing and nobody stays in our lives […]

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