Other languages have a word or phrase that is neither so final or so banal as good-be. In Afrikaans they have tot sins (until next I see you) in Zulu there is hamba khale or sala kahle go well or stay well depending on who is leaving whom. Aloha, au-revoir, arrivederci, so many languages have a a graceful and deep way of recognizing the moment paths divide.

Writer, walker, poet, educator. Commercial fisherman, builder, donut maker, organic grower. Boston, U. City, Maine, South Africa, Madrid.

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