December 1, 2016
He kisses her goodbye. The airport is quiet except for the sound of comings and goings too hard to bear but also long awaited for. How do you feel, exactly, when you don't want someone to go but also want to be without them? What do you say when you're sad but also hopeful? She leans her head on his chest, a little too long, and it makes him wonder, does she want to go at all? She looks up with almost-tears in her eyes. And he knew that she knew--they would not be seeing each other again.