The last few weeks of my exchange in Uppsala have been full of ‘goodbye BBQs’, emotional songs and people leaving ‘the city of students’ to go to different parts of the globe. It felt like being in a massive departure lounge where everyone was melancholically remembering their best moments of the exchange whilst waiting for their flight to be called. When time came for the big goodbye many gave each other one last hug and said ‘keep in touch see you soon’ or at worse: ‘it was nice meeting you, have a good life’.
My words of wisdom in this case stress the fact that time, distance, cultures and borders have no importance now and that technologically we can have high quality communication that allows us to keep the people we care about up to date with everything, for free.
People are shocked and start glaring at me when I tell them that ‘almost everyone I met will remain my friend for life’. Why is everyone so shocked? Unless something unforeseeable happens we will always be ‘friends on Facebook’, obviously! On a serious note, not everyone whom we are friends on Facebook are even friends that you would chat to in a few weeks time. No way of knowing now who will remain friends with and who not, only timeline will tell!
I’ll share a mixture of great goodbye songs most of which were popular at ‘goodbye parties’ and others which I think would suit well and should be added onto the playlist.
Andrea Boccelli ft Sarah Brightman – Time to say Goodbye
Bear – Goodbye Song
Coldplay – Fix You
Eagle Eye Cherry – Save Tonight
John Denver – Leaving on a Jet Plane
Oasis – Wonderwall
Spice Girls – Goodbye
To be honest, in the greater scheme of life although it has been an amazing experiance it has only been 5 months and you could say that it is as if we just me each other. And in that case…