Goodbye

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Good byes remind us of farewell speeches about memories, vote of thanks emotional moments, alcohol enhanced parties, exchange of gifts and all the good to bid good-bye to something that has been ours all the while and welcome/be forced into the new.


Some of these are the most awaited ones with so much anticipation, but when the day is there to say good-bye, it feels sad and you wage a war with yourself thinking why you even wished for such a day.


Some of these are the most dreaded ones with a heart rending and fighting to get out of the comfort zone, to enter a new world.


Some of these are forced on us, by situations dumping it on us, to let go of things and relationships.


Some of these are inevitable and age and time gets the better of us and bring us to these good-bye moments.


The hugs, the speeches made, the gifts exchanged and the drinks musings, are all only answer to get over with the Good-Bye Day. The mind goes through a lot more before it decides what to feel about the thing that is here to say good-bye to. The mind does not know whether to let it go without a tinge of fear, since it was the mind itself that longed for it. Or to try and let it go by cursing life for being merciless and forcing the farewell and then wake up after the hangover to only realize that the trial was not successful. Let it go with a whole world of joy, since it was much longed for and the new can only be good. Let it go by forcing the mind to only think of what the future has to hold, to welcome it with a new bounce of enthusiasm with some doozie dreams.


Have all good-byes been good? Why are they termed thus?
Time will answere and help us realize if the byes that we bid are good and the new has only been better with some wishes fulfilled, dreams realized and you hold fond memories of your good-bye and the old days; or the good-byes have been bad because the new have been chosen too early or luck haven't been at your side and you wish you didn't say the good-bye and longing to go back;or the most painful of all being you are still indecisive of whether the forced good-bye on you has been good or not, life does not give you a chance to get back to the old, and you know not if the future without the thing you said good-bye to is going to be good or bad?
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10 Responses
  1. Shruti Says:

    Not all the goodbyes are happy..I have experienced it..
    Gud luck :)
    Shruti


  2. Sidra Sayeed Says:
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  3. Sidra Sayeed Says:

    the dilemmas are endless!
    change can be really good sometimes and vice versa
    Have all good-byes been good? Why are they termed thus? - answering this question is an almost insurmountable task!


  4. Jaspreet Says:

    Well goodbyes are painful,generally. Quite an insightful post it is.Even i want to know what is so 'good' about goodbyes?
    All the best :)


  5. I guess its like wishing good luck... when you know youre really out of luck and need some... need some good after sad 'byes'


  6. mayur Says:

    the Good in a Goodbye is only a way of telling ourselves...all izz well going forward...whichever journey we may choose to embark upon.
    However, Goodbye is always an emotional moment...no matter what u let go..good or bad thing.

    Nice post! All the best for BAT!!!


  7. Vipul Grover Says:

    Interesting musings thr Tuppence.. really liked and can fully empathize with the line - Some of these are the most awaited ones with so much anticipation, but when the day is there to say good-bye, it feels sad and you wage a war with yourself thinking why you even wished for such a day.
    Nice philosophical take on the topic :)


  8. Vee... Says:

    Now this is totally a different take on the topic! You've covered pretty much every emotion that is associated with saying bye!

    ~Vee...


  9. Keerthi P Says:

    Philosophical approach to the topic! I am generally not a huge fan of philosophy (I'm a teenager, you do the math ;) )But you got me thinking about the good in goodbyes. I think we just hope we get something better than the ones we are leaving behind. A better work place, when we leave college.
    A better partner, when we leave behind a relationship.
    Or just a better life, when we leave the world.
    The good is there in a goodbye to place a sense of optimism.

    All the best! :)


  10. Nethra Says:

    Good or bad, goodbyes are inevitable sometimes. We fancy leaving behind somethings and we wanna cling to few other things but we gotta accept the change because only change is constant.
    All the best! :)