As you read this, chances are I will be on the train home from Paris, after celebrating a dear friend's birthday there. I have not lived in the Paris area now for four years and it's always so hard to say goodbye to the place and to the wonderful friends I made and still have there.
And yet as the train clacks away there is usually a sense of peace, as I know I will soon be back.
'Goodbye train' is also (fun fact) the name of a song by The Apartments, recorded in 1993, which my husband put onto a mixtape (well, mix CD) for me when we were in the throes of our international long-distance relationship in the mid-2000s. Have a listen:
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