They’re good. At least when we make an effort to do them right.
I’m convinced after years of saying goodbye to my students—and others—that proper goodbyes are not only good, they’re sometimes necessary. The more that has been shared together, the more important the goodbye.
As I take leave this week of another set of students at graduation, I am going to try to give them the goodbyes that our time together, and our shared hopes for the future, warrant. It will not be easy.
Please see my piece on this subject… Christians Do Say Goodbye: 3 Reasons I Disagree with C.S. Lewis.