“Parting is such sweet sorrow?”
“Yes – what’s wrong with that?”
“It’s just a bit…well, naff to be honest. What about something like: Parting is like tearing my soul in two. One jagged piece resides within my breast; the other, brighter part remains with you. Each part yearns constantly for the other until those precious moments when we are reunited. Only then is my spirit complete once more.”
“I still like my idea better. It’s more subtle.”
“Oh come on, Will! It’s not subtle. It’s forgettable. Four hundred years from now, nobody is going to be quoting ‘Parting is such sweet sorrow’.”
This post is written for the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups.