How do you say goodbye?

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion - Matthew McIn­er­ney matthew.mcin­er­

IF YOU thought you were about to talk to somebody for the last time, what would you say?

It is a thought I don’t usu­ally have, but with half my im­me­di­ate fam­ily set to move over­seas later this week it’s a thought I haven’t been able to block out.

As I write this piece I’m wait­ing for my phone to ring for my last con­ver­sa­tion with them on Aus­tralian soil and I am pow­er­less to do any­thing about it.

But de­spite the end­less tech­nol­ogy at my dis­posal it feels like it’s the last time I’ll have con­tact with them due to the shock­ing time zone clash. So what would you say? How do you act? Do you spend the limited time talk­ing about what you did that day, or do you ask ques­tions about the fu­ture?

Do you men­tion the fear of not see­ing them again or do you keep a poker face af­fixed and try to laugh?

What would you do?

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