For many reasons, the past few days have brought to my mind the way we say goodbye to each other. Sometimes we utter the word expecting our parting to be short. In other times, we speak it knowing full well it may be the last time we see the other. It is said to strangers, to friends, and to those we love most dearly in this world. The word has, I think, perhaps lost for us what it was once meant to convey—but perhaps still can.