We leave Edinburgh today.
While we were sad, for a number of reasons, to leave the places we’ve let before (California and Texas), we knew we’d always need to come back (families, etc.).
Leaving Edinburgh is odd, then, because there might not be reasons to ever come back. That’s five years of roots we will be pulling up when our flight departs.
In an act of serendipitous fate yesterday, as we were discussing these very feelings during our last walk around town, we received the perfect farewell.
As we went to cross the street, in the middle of an intersection of course (jaywalking?), a well-dressed older gentleman greeted us from the opposite side with an emphatic, one-worded yell:
It was, perhaps, the perfect way for Edinburgh to bid us farewell.
In that spirit, here’s a song for that gentleman, as well as for Edinburgh, from us:
***Whilst the lyrics of “Fare Thee Well” do not, perhaps, convey the exact message I’d like, I still believe the overall theme works here. Also, go see Star Wars.***