Five great goodbyes


So, as I mentioned in the L Word recap this week, today is my last day as an staffer. (I just have a new job; there’s no big drama here.) I’ll miss this place! To commemorate the day (yes, I’m commemorating myself — so?), here are some goodbye scenes and songs that say farewell better than I ever could.

The Way We Were, final scene

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It’s the laughter we’ll remember. And the greatness of Barbra.

Casablanca, “We’ll always have Paris”

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We’ll always have Somehow that doesn’t have the same ring to it.

The Carol Burnett Show, “I’m So Glad We Had This Time Together”

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She’s a genius. I’m tugging my ear.

The Wizard of Oz, “You’ve always had the power”

Everyone loves the heel-clicking, but Dorothy’s speech just before that is even better.

The Sound of Music, “So Long, Farewell”

I love this movie. I love Julie Andrews. I love nuns who sabotage cars and play guitars. And when the audience sings “goodbye” back to the kids, I get a little choked up. I can think of no better note to go out on!

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And here’s one more goodbye: So long and thanks, everybody. Drop me a line (scribegrrrl at once in a while. And expect me to show up here again from time to time, wondering what I’ve missed and whether Queen Latifah has come out yet.

P.S. I still don’t know whether I’ll have time to do the recaps for the final season of The L Word — I’ll have to see how things go. And no amount of cajoling or promises of Bette Porter on my doorstep will hasten my decision. OK, maybe that last thing would.