these are the anchors to your well-being at times. these moments come and stick into your memory like barbed fishhooks, or freshly burnished plates newly etched, or drawn scrawl in freshly laid concrete.
not the seconds gone by, or minutes, months, or years passing will remove how it felt at that moment. all the life lived in between, or the pains, or the old friends lost or new friends gained.
friendships made infinite with one smile, into a universe borne out of one fit of laughter, and turns into solid gold in the alchemy of your departure.
many congratulations and best wishes for the many amazing adventures which await you. everything is going to be marvelous.