If you’ve ever felt paralyzed by a conversation that you didn’t want to have and didn’t know how to end, not without suffering feelings of guilt and possibly abandonment, then watch this 10-minute video. The video contains a just-bumped-into-you conversation as well as my discussion with Tim G about the minefield that is conversations.
[ Watch video above, or use this link! ----> ] ‘Guess How to End Conversations’ by Amy Eden for GWNI with Tim G. from amy eden on Vimeo.
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You can read about some practical tips in this post I wrote about strategies for ending conversations and visits.
In the collection Dreamtigers, by Jorge Manuel Borges there exists this beautiful sentiment about goodbyes (the poem is much longer, and titled “Delia Elena San Marco”).
For if souls do not die, it is right that we should not make much of saying goodbye.
To say goodbye to each other is to deny separation. It is like saying, “Today we play at separating, but we will see each other tomorrow.” Man invented farwells because he somehow knows he is immortal, even though he may seem gratuitous and ephemeral.
–Jorge Luis Borges
Bye (for now).