Goodbye again

Me: What were you all doing?

Nell: Waiting for Chris so we could say goodbye.

Me: Oh.

Nell: Did you think we didn’t know? The huge rucksack was a clue.

Me: Well, I knew you would be sad that Chris had to leave today but the good news is he will be back at the beginning of February.

Nell: I know. For your birthday weekend. He told me. He has to work in London before he goes back to Toronto.

Me: Yes. Why didn’t you tell me you knew?

Nell: Because I didn’t want you doing that counting the days before he leaves thing. You know what you’re like.

Me: Yes.

Nell: Live in the moment. Savour the biscuit instead of wondering when you’ll get the next one.

Me: You are right, although I don’t see you doing much savouring when it comes to biscuits.

Nell: Anyway, what are you going to do with the rest of your day?

Me: I might do some writing.

Nell: Good idea. Poppy says there is roast beef for lunch with Mutley’s favourite Yorkshire puddings.

Me: Lovely.

Nell: We carry our loved ones with us you know. No matter where they may be.

Me: Yes, we do. Sorry.

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