Saturday, May 19, 2012

Finding the good in good-bye

Everything is winding down but there is still quite a bit to do. Now that I’m unemployed I can spend leisurely mornings at Panera. This morning I learned that hell is forgetting to charge your laptop and realizing you don’t have a single pen on you.

2012-05-18 10.31.44Everyone seems to be in transition.

Earlier this week my co-workers threw me a good-bye dinner party. The following day we had a department reception for my lab which is also moving. Thursday night I wore my owl earrings to the Rice young alumni reception (finally) where I again felt “in transition” - just last week at Commencement I had felt so old. And here we were probably the youngest ones present.

I’ve been listening to the song this post title comes from on eternal loop. There is always more than one way to look at something. Although it is sad that people are moving away, this means that we now have friends to visit in different cities.
And this is what I actually wanted the title to be: “Finding the good in goodbye and the hell in hello”. But maybe that’s a little pessimistic. So I mention it here in the actual post hidden in smaller font among other text.
Alex reminded me that it has now been more than a year since we saw each other. With Facebook and company good-bye’s are hardly final but still, there is something to be said for living in the same city or even in the same country. I’ve been blowing off our skype dates all this week. And she will be flying into Texas a day after I leave Houston.