When It's Time to Say Goodbye

The Stroke of
The Hand,
Like Touch,
Says It Real.

Best From
The heart.

Touch me.
Touch you.

Good bye
from me.

When it’s time to say goodbye, it is, truly — “parting is such sweet sorrow.”
And, the expression of sorrow isn’t “sorry” nor “sore.”

Sorrow, the word — it goes deeper, that long goodbye — which, in parting, is the settlement of a chasm — a way from someone.

Sorrow is perhaps
a very ancient word, some 5-7,000 years back,
to “worry, to be made sick.”
It is care
which, in itself, is also
an ancient word —
it is to
“cry out, a call, a scream.”
And, as a verb,
it was only 500 years ago
that it meant, as in to “take care” to
“hold in one’s hand, to do.”

But to care, as in the gesture of good bye —
a hand drawn notation,
I was struck by designer

When It's Time to Say Goodbye

Ann Demeulemeester‘s
exiting handwritten notation —
which, perhaps unlike any other designer, she reached out of herself to describe her feelings — and, characteristic to the exquisitely emotional sense of her design work — to tell her story, directly, soulfully.

When It's Time to Say Goodbye
When It's Time to Say Goodbye

That careful scribing is remarkable for its care — in quality of writing, her emotional play, then the artful authenticity of her descriptive signature, handwritten in farewell.

No, I’m not going anywhere.

Other than
the road, onwards.

And I only say goodbye at the end of this blog
till the next time we connect.

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