Saturday, May 21, 2011

Sunday 160 - Never Good-bye



Do we ever really say good-bye?
Emptying our mind of thoughts,
memories and emotion?
We miss the talk, the touch
and the person
but we never truly say good-bye.
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If you wish to take the Sunday 160 challenge, here are the rules:

1. The Sunday 160 only uses EXACTLY 160 characters (including spaces).
2. Keep on schedule - post after 8:00 PM Pacific Time on Saturday.
3. Let me know you have posted via a comment on my site.
(Be sure to mention you have posted a 160. Provide a link if you can)
4. Visit at least one other Sunday 160 writer.
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30 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

This is so true. In our memories, there can never be a goodbye...

Here is mine:
guise of a smile

Brian Miller said...

saying goodbye is never easy, ans no where near as final as it is made out to be...nice 160 monkey

my 160

Steve E said...

Dammmit, Monkey Man. Everyone is sounding like ME--except in Sooooooo much better phrasing and word-choice

I'm still smelling Brian's dirty socks....grin!

Unknown Mami said...

Goodbye! There, I said it.

Unknown Mami said...

You're right, I was still thinking of you even after I said it.

G-Man said...

Then just say...Au Revoir!!

I Played Today

Stranger said...
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Stranger said...

Oops, bad link: try this one.

Olivia said...

It's just an expression.. Memories stay with us like some vividly captured snapshots! Quite for the same reason I don't use the expression in my daily life.. I keep it to "See you"

Very insightful 160..
Sunday Hugs xx


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Ixy said...

Selective amnesia might be nice. Have you read Jill Price's memoir? She's a woman with perfect autobiographical recall. Intriguing, but not a condition I'd like to have.

Here's my 160

The Bipolar Diva said...

you're right. I have the memories.

Me said...

A lovely 160, MM. For some reason, I'm thinking about the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (at least I think that's the right name?) right now.

I'm in on the 160 this week, too. Mine is Here.

Helen said...

I think there were quite a few out there thinking yesterday might have been the real goodbye! This is great!!!!

ladynimue said...

i so agree to this ! and totally relate to this too !!

My post : http://ladynimue.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/rambling/

Mama Zen said...

Oh, this is lovely!

Alice Audrey said...

It's a comforting thought.

Mine is up

Dr. Heckle said...

You're getting all emotional on me Monkey... *sniff* NO I AM NOT CRYING. I just have something in my eye...

bodhirose said...

No, we never really ever say goodbye--that's so true, Monkey Man. Lovely 160--very tender.

Here's mine today: http://bodhirose.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/baby-cardinal/

hedgewitch said...

Hard to say goodbye--I've said it,and said it a lot, but as you say, there's always something left in the corner of the mind.

Adsila said...

Beautiful and so true.

haikulovesongs said...

oh, i don't like saying goodbye! i'd rather just say i love you. i really like your 160. here's mine ~

http://haikulovesongs.wordpress.com/2011/05/22/made-of-stone/

thanks, dani

KB said...

I agree. They are always with us.

Steve Isaak said...

Sentimental, warm piece.

Here's mine.

Evelyn said...

a permanent good bye is a mythical creature...

Lisa said...

Here is mine.

I know already that it is wrong because I only counted the characters not the spaces as well. Please forgive.

Lisa
Inspired by Lisa (160)

izzy said...

Just: "Adieu"- at one point in H.S.
" Later" pronounced laytar... Thanks.

Felicitas said...

Love this! I've never thought of "good-bye" this way but it's so true. As long as you continue to hold someone in your heart, they can never really be gone.

Sandra said...

Nope. We never do.

Goat said...

Love and good-bye are mutually exclusive. Indeed.

Chris said...

So true! .