I see my daughter's face and there is a split second where I do not recognize her. I start to wave wildly. I hug her tightly and tell her "Oh, I am just as happy to see you as I was the day you were born." People waiting nearby glance over .
I am no good with goodbyes. They leave me hollow. Bereft.
I'm better with hellos. They make me feel hopeful and on solid ground.
The revolving door of hellos and goodbyes makes me dizzy . The perpetual arrivals and departures leave me unsteady. My heart is forever being emptied and filled.