He was the kind of person who easily belonged with people. His friends and colleagues felt safe to talk to him about their deepest secrets. He was loved everywhere he went. And maybe that was the reason why he was always at a loss when he had to travel to a new place leaving all his friends behind. This time he was transferred after a long 8 months. He was a host for a TV show for travel and tourism. He loved his job because it gave him a chance to travel the world. As the time came to say goodbye to all his friends at the local TV show office, he was disheartened. He was thrilled about his next stop at Ireland. But he also felt a longing to everyone there at London. This UK tour was one of his best ones. He had experienced the beauty of buildings and love from people. Finally, it was time. Everyone threw an awesome send-off party to his group. It was all fun then, but it felt all sad now. As he was leaving, all the moments came across him like a film. He remembered the wonderful time when they all went to watch the football game. He remembered how special they made him feel. He remembered how they taught him British English as against his American English. He could almost laugh at the time when they played a prank at him and he believed it. All those infinite sets of memories were precious to him. This was the time when he felt a longing. Not the usual longing to travel but to stay at the same place with the same people; even for another day. But he knew that wasn't possible. At that moment, he understood how amazing people are. At that moment, he was happy because he knew he would get such glimpses of so many people's lives throughout the world. He was happy about being a tiny part in their lives and rejoicing their memories. No matter how sad this goodbye was, he knew he spent the best time of his life with those people. It was a bitter-sweet goodbye. A goodbye with happy and sad tears. A goodbye which stood for cherishing memories and creating many more.
(‘Monday Moments’ is a blog series wherein I write about an incident or a moment in a short paragraph. It’s not a story, but just a short description to express and explore the most common joys and also the uncommon miseries.)