On loving & leaving people and places you love
Jen, I've never lived in NYC but having left many places I've loved (12 cities across 8 different countries in 37 years of life), this hit home: "I am saying goodbye to so much, including a decade’s worth of friends and familiarity that came from _devouring_ everything this city had to offer."
And this brought up such a vivid, touching memory (of seeing my beloved grandma for the last time), and tears to my eyes:
"The clarity with which we saw each other in those moments has seriously made me want to become a death doula. Everything that could ever need to be said was said, without saying anything. I count those few seconds as one of the truest, most beautiful memories of my life."
Beautiful writing with incredible depth. Thanks for sharing!
Don't you worry...we keeping this friendship going!