Merry Meet

©2001 by Steve Macdonald


It was a bad week. I'm not quite ready to move, to release all the connections I have to Ann Arbor- but it's time to go. I've started interviewing. Christine Roach passed away, I attended her funeral the day after my first interview. The next day, my office laid off 13% of its workforce- not me, but a couple work friends are now gone. And I'm facing the fact that once the WorlDream is over, all I'm going to want to do is turn right around and go to all the filk cons *again* in 2002- and the resources quite simply just don't exist.

And yet- the Wheel always turns. Paths diverge, then converge. Sadness and joy, loneliness and warmth- these are all parts that make us whole. Nothing is permanent except change.

So merry meet- for we are all of the same family. And merry part- for our paths will follow their own tracks; sometimes together, and sometimes separately. And merry meet again- for we always will.

For Gordy, Chris, Lloyd, and all this speaks to.


The time has come for parting
To go diverging paths
Too little time, now done.
God speed you on your journey
Go safely on your way
Wrapped in the love of us- made one...

Merry meet
Merry part
Merry meet again.

Many are the trials
We've seen together
Many the struggles and harm
Together back to back
Shoulder to shoulder
We've held each other safe and warm

Merry meet
Merry part
Merry meet again.

God speed you on your journey
Go safely on your way
Raise the parting glass of hope
Time goes on too quickly
But time comes 'round again
Sing to circle 'round back home...

Merry meet
Merry part
Merry meet again

 

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