Final farewells are usually loaded with conflicting emotions. Although we live in an age where technology allows us to listen to recordings of a loved one's voice, view their pictures, and share stories about them, nothing is quite the same as a warm hug, a tender kiss, even the way they smell when their arms are wrapped around you.
One could question whether it's a loss of comfort or a loss of intimacy, but with the disappearance of a cherished friend or beloved icon, things change. No matter how one approaches the moment, it's with a bittersweet understanding that all good things must come to an end.
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