The world offer lots of ways to part ways, like, Adios in Spanish, Auf Widersehen in German, Bless in Icelandic and Sayonara in Japanese. In some languages, ‘Good bye’’ is also a welcome or greeting, like:
- In French: Salut
- In Hawaiian: Aloha
- In Hebrew: Shalom
- In Hindi: Nameste
- In Thai: Sawasdee
While studying ‘farewells,’ I learned that saying, ‘Ciao’ should be avoided. The Venetian source means, ‘I am your slave.’ Ah well. And did you know ‘fizzle’ originally meant:. To break wind without noise? Meanings change.
And life can circle. As Ivy Baker Priest wrote, “The world is round and the place which may seem like the end, may also be the beginning.”
Speaking of going round, hope you enjoy these refreshing, invigorating 11 seconds of our group called the Polar Bears. [I’m bouncing and splashing farthest to the right.]
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Sandra Gould Ford
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- Inside back cover has pocket for extra paper & pens
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