say good·bye [sey good-bahy]The Green Girl finally managed to 'Say Goodbye'.
verb The act of saying
goodbye to all the things
you need to let go of
After my running epiphany at the top of Bill Eckert Trail yesterday, I felt a certain sense of empowerment and liberation.
As I ran back down the trail, I realized I was finally ready to Say Goodbye.
Ironically, after spending years trying to figure out the optimal way to perform this ceremony, it came to me in an instant.
I decided I would Say Goodbye and then I would leave the goodbye in the dirt of the trail.
I ran until something told me I should stop. I quickly grabbed a stick and dug the letters into the damp ground.
On a whim, I decided to erect a small cairn above the word. I felt the symbolism was apropos.
I stood there and mentally bid farewell to each thing one by one.
As expected, some things were easier to release than others.
When I had separated myself from the last piece of emotional baggage and that metaphorical weight had been lifted from my shoulders, I took off down the trail as fast as I could.