I’m learning to stop saying goodbye

I said goodbye to a friend. Actually, I said, “Farewell.”

One thing I learned from IWE, or at least one thing I’m trying to learn, is to stop saying goodbye to friends as much as possible. Everyone leaves Korea, it seems. But that doesn’t mean goodbye. Instead, I’m learning to say, “See you later.”

But not this time. This time, I said farewell. That felt right.

When I look back on all the goodbyes, will I remember them? Or will they all blur together? Will I remember instead the times we spent together?

I don’t know how to say goodbye – I don’t know how to make it sound important. Maybe that’s not bad. Maybe I should never learn that skill. Maybe instead I should stick to “Farewell” or “See you later.”