Why is saying goodbye not easier?

Tonight is the last night in Meltosjärvi at Loma-Vietonen. The next four nights will be spent in Rovaniemi, away from the peace and quietness of the Lappish lakeland.

I am going to miss the time with Hiski and Tuija.

Finland is a country of colourful contrasts and wide open spaces. If God will it will not be my last visit to this part of the world.

Last_evening-2“Autumn teaches us that fruition is also death; that ripeness is a form of decay. The willows, having stood for so long near water, begin to rust. Leaves are verbs that conjugate the seasons.” Gretel Ehrlich

Last_evening “True solace is finding none, which is to say, it is everywhere.” Gretel Ehrlich

 

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2 Responses to Why is saying goodbye not easier?

  1. Louis says:

    A very poetic heading as well as photo of the wheel! If you ask an art class to write about everything the picture implies you might get a couple of books from that.

    Maybe the heading and front cover of a new book Lodie?

  2. Christine R-G says:

    A ‘good’ ‘bye’ almost seems a contradiction in terms somehow… Perhaps one doesn’t want a goodbye, no matter how fervently expressed, to become a bygone when turning away to move onwards. Shared precious moments are re-lived by those staying behind, while being carried in the heart of the traveller to new conversations. A ‘fare’ ‘well’ wish that promises a re-connection. And so one parts with a tear but looks forward with a smile…

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