Hellbye Goodlo

My son was asked today "Are you excited to get back to PNG and see all your friends?" and he replied "Yes, very much, but every joyful hello to someone comes with a tearful goodbye to someone else.  So I'm not looking forward to that part of it."

Author Evans G. Valens once wrote: (edited version)

"How lucky I am to have known somebody and something that saying goodbye to is so darned awful."

Who do you think said it better?  I'm biased. Mostly because I don't attribute these things to luck but to God.

Maybe the flipside of Valen's sentiment would be "How blessed I am to have known somebody that saying hello to is so darned wonderful!"

or maybe "How unfortunate I am to have spent a life devoid of tearful goodbyes and joyous hellos."