Hasta Luego

11705233_10207791227041025_7239906146647334220_nTomorrow I have to say goodbye to our first night manager at Between Water & Main. Sarah was here when we opened and has been with us for the highs and lows of starting a new business. We lived together, learned together, celebrated together and, most recently, cried together. She is family.

I think of Sarah as a cosmic gift that came into our field of vision just at the right time. Like Halley’s Comet, she stayed around for a few months, lighting up some dark spaces with a long tail of glitter dust. Now it’s time for her to leave Belhaven’s galaxy. Next stop: Costa Rica, where the night sky is even darker.

We’re sad to see her go, but happy that she is continuing her journey – a journey that will propel her out of our orbit. The glitter dust will vanish, but the awe will remain.

Hasta luego, Sarah Roderick. It’s not goodbye; it’s goodbye for now. Even Halley’s Comet returns. Until then.

What advice do I have to offer this brave young warrior? Pack what you need, but always wear your smile. Be kind to strays, they make good travel companions. And, my traditional sign-off: Be safe. Have fun. Love you.

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