This is a beautiful song and music video about saying goodbye from my favorite video blogger.
Though I’m no stranger to saying goodbye, even final goodbyes, when those memories drift back to me I often wonder where those friends/family are now and how they are doing. The impermanence of our time together, even the impermanence of our lives, reminds me to cherish the moments that I have with each of them and to live fully in that moment.
An old German quote my German friend once told me, when we were saying goodbye to each other in Bejing, “I see with one eye crying and one eye smiling.”
Because in that moment when saying goodbye, we never know if we will ever meet again.
The theme of this song is… Now you are leaving to a place even farther than the realm of dreams. When you return, will you still have that youthful visage of our yesterday.
“You flew to the other side of the city. You’ve flown so very far away.
Flew over the grey latitude of earth, flew over the light of day and dark of night.
You flew to the other side of the city. You’ve flown so very far away.
Flew over the blue tinged ocean. Flew over our years together. Flew over our years together.
You… you are a free-spirited youth like the wind. Flew between the heaven and earth, beyond the realm of dreams.
You… you flew over the revolving world. When you return, will you still possess your visage of youth.
Flew between the heaven and earth, beyond the realm of dreams. When you return, will you still possess your visage of youth.
That moment when you return… will you still possess your youth.”