Saying Goodbye

“The few mathematicians who could follow him might say his equations begin brilliantly and then decline, doomed by wishful thinking: Dr. Lecter wants time to reverse — no longer should increasing entropy mark the direction of time.”

-Thomas Harris, Hannibal

[Spoiler: More Hannibal quotes are to come.] ;D

Its by far the worst revelation of life: realizing everything has to end. Nothing lasts forever–though we try to make it so. We do what we can to wring out every drop, get the most bang for our buck. And why? Because though we try to hush the sound, there’s the tick of a timer in the back of all of our heads.


It’s a terrible thing, but the truth is: without an impending end, there would be no real pleasure.

“I’ve always found the idea of death comforting. The thought that my life could end at any moment frees me…to fully appreciate the beauty and art and horror of everything this world has to offer.”

Hannibal, Hannibal TV Series

Would you enjoy that vacation so much if you didn’t know it’d end soon? Personally, I get bored with the constant. Maybe that’s why I keep moving, whether it be states or just down the street, I’m always looking for something different.

Saying goodbye hurts. Especially when you have to say goodbye to those you want to stay. I myself always find my sights set ahead to the end. Not out of excitement, but rather trepidation. Honestly, hardly two hours go by without me saying ‘Hello’ to the goodbyes that are to come. This occurs most often when I’m visiting my family, when saying goodbye is like a knife to the chest. I know. It sounds like a morbid kind of environment perfectly created to grow the most negative of thoughts–but it’s not always so in the head that I live. I suppose it depends upon how you look at it.

“A robin red-breast in a cage puts all of Heaven in a rage. Think to yourself that everyday is your last. The hour to which you do not look forward will come as a welcome surprise.”

Hannibal Lecter, Red Dragon

Nothing lasts forever, and nothing is ever truly ours. Everything we have is just borrowed, rented. Eventually it’ll all end up in somebody else’s hands. But don’t let it get you down. Sometimes saying goodbye is our only way to truly fly. Even the darkest of clouds has a silver lining, you just have to find it. And incase you weren’t expecting another corny phrase…When one door closes, another opens. Thank you. *Takes a bow*

Saying goodbye is something that connects us all, because it’s something we’re all constantly going through.

So, get out there; taste things you wanna taste and hear sounds you wanna hear; see sights you’d like to see and feel things you’ve never felt. I’m not going to say “Live life to the fullest,” because I think if we did that we’d all be broke and the world would be on fire–but that doesn’t mean you can’t be happy. 🙂

Hope you enjoyed. Until next time, goodbye for now.

“It’s the prospect of death that drives us to greatness.”

-Hannibal, Hannibal TV Series

4 thoughts on “Saying Goodbye”

  1. Interesting timing! As we are on the verge of Summer Solstice, the “longest day of the year”, I always go through a tinge of emotional low. The sun has reached its apex. The day has reached its limits. The solar clock, again, is ticking off the end of summer, the end of light, the beginning of winter. Reminding me to get out, and LIVE this season, well!!! Just as in your reflections here, so beautifully expressed . . . Dawn

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    1. Oh wow, I didn’t know that. It’s is a bit of a downer, knowing light will only grow shorter as the dark stretches. But it’s all about how you look at it. Like you said, it’s a reminder to get out and live. Perfect attitude to go about the day. Hope you enjoy it all, Dawn, rain or shine. And I hope this summer is the most memorable yet. Thanks for commenting! 🙂

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