o/` Time to say goodbye. So turn around and watch the sky and smile, don't cry. Cause everything will be all right, you'll see, we'll be so happy once again. In time the sun will rise. It's not the end, it's just goodbye... o/`
I've always said "see you later" to people because saying "goodbye" always seemed so finite and permanent, like it would be the last time I'd ever see them again. But people come and go, those that give up on you... and those that stay by your side through tough times, so rare and few.
"There are as many people as there are stars, and there are also as many encounters. Likewise, there are as many farewells..." - Ruri Hoshino, from "Martian Successor Nadesico: Prince of Darkness."
I can't tell if the tears are still of sorrow or of gratitude, but that's life, ne? And in the end, tears are wiped away by my own hands, because I'm the only one standing here. Lessons learned, closing another chapter of my life. No regrets, no looking back, however painful it is.
The sun that always rises each day, I want to greet it with a genuine smile and say, "Thank you." -kuro.