Yet, to my friend I do not say farewell or goodbye but simply until we meet again.
Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love. -George Eliot
The reason it hurts so much to separate is because our souls are connected. -Nicholas Sparks
Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart. -Washington Irving
Never part without loving words to think of during your absence. It may be that you will not meet again in this life. -Jean Paul Richter
Farewell! a word that must be, and hath been. A sound which makes us linger;
Yet - farewell! -Lord Byron
I cried last month after visiting a friend as he lay in a hospital bed surviving with dialysis and respirator technologies. I somehow knew that I was saying a last goodbye to a friend. My friend has chosen to remove the respirator this morning and will pass onto the next life in the company of his family. I dedicate these quotes to this wonderful and godly man: