Today I bid a fond farewell to an old friend , this is not goodbye but a brief parting, we shall be together soon enough. Today I am born anew and my journey requires that I must move on. The path I have chosen is laden with opportunity as I set forth to savor the glorious fruits of wisdom along the way. I will carry my old friend in my heart as I navigate the perilous waters I must cross in order to discover the new shores that await me.
There will be no tears nor self-pity at our parting for I know through experience also known as history that our relationship is based in principle and akin to habit. Ours has been a relationship which has brought much pleasure and therefore a joy to maintain. No matter where my journey leads me or where my final destination may be, we shall meet again and he shall be with me to the end.