Surely Someday

Katy Abbe, Columnist

“For surely someday

We’ll be together once again

I know that this is not the end

We’ll meet again, my friend


And surely some way

I shall repay the love you gave

Memories of you will never fade

I’ll find a way to you someday”

– Adriana Figueroa’s Translation of Surely Someday

I can’t seem to say goodbye this year. I know I’m leaving, but it just hasn’t clicked yet. I love so many people here, and they have become such a big part of my life I can’t imagine leaving them.

But I am leaving. And I still can’t say goodbye. But if I love them so much, if I love the people who are treasured in my heart then “surely someday we’ll be together once again.” It makes sense, right?

They always say that no matter how far away from someone you are, they will always be with you in your heart. I believe that, and I know that my friends here are going to be stuck in my heart forever. I won’t take the time to name them, but ya’ll understand that I will never forget the love that you have given me. I know I am far from paying it back, but “surely some way….”

The song above is one I happened across this weekend. I listened to it countless times in such a few short hours and every time I realized that it’s how I feel about saying goodbye. I have loved so many people this year, and they have freely given me so much love that I’m a bit overwhelmed, to be honest. I definitely don’t deserve it, but they gave it to me anyway. And in college I will remember the love that I treasure in my heart.

I can’t thank you all enough. I still have a lot of growing to do. I’m legally an adult, but I still feel like a child. I’m scared of the future, because it’s dark and I’m not sure where I’ll end up. However, there’s a light that’s keeping me going. It’s the love you have trusted me with. The future looks bright because you saw me as worthy enough to have this light. I can brave the dark because this love you have given me shines like a flashlight, and with it I shall conquer my fears and the monstrous shadows that stretch around me.

I won’t say goodbye because I love you too much. It’s not goodbye because I will find you again. It’s not goodbye because you’re with me. It’s not goodbye because I could never forget you. I want to say thank you. Thank you for everything and please know that I will always love you and that someday I shall repay your kindness. “For surely someday… we’ll meet again my friend.”