Another Goodbye

Nell: Now, today is another difficult day.

Me: Yes, it is.

Nell: These photos say it all.

Me: They are lovely, Nell.

Nell: Yes, the first one of Alice and me is from the book but I don’t think anyone will mind me using it.

Me: It’s one of my favourite photos. You both have the same expression on your faces.

Nell: We love each other and in the end that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Me: Yes.

Nell: Now, I know it’s going to be very hard saying goodbye to them at the airport but they need to be at home now, as do we all.

Me: Yes, they do.

Nell: Home is our safe place and by staying there we are all keeping each other safe.

Me: Yes, we are.

Nell: In times of trouble communities come together because together we are so much stronger.

Me: Yes.

Nell: The difficult part is that coming together means we have to be apart because that’s the only way we can beat this.

Me: Yes.

Nell: People all over the world have had to say goodbye to loved ones.

Me: I know they have.

Nell: But just because they aren’t there physically doesn’t mean you can’t speak to them.

Me: No, it doesn’t.

Nell: We have our iBones and we can FaceTime and WoofsApp.

Me: Yes.

Nell: And if we don’t have those, there are always telephones and we can write letters.

Me: Yes, we can.

Nell: And we carry those we love in our hearts all the time, anyway.

Me: We certainly do.

Nell: So when you wave goodbye today just remember that.

Me: I will.

Nell: And wash your hands with soap and water.

Me: I know.

Nell: ‘Clean paws every day keep the virus away.’

Me: Yes. Sorry.

Leave a Reply

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.