May the roads rise with you and the wind be always at your back.
So begins the Gaelic blessing I read long ago on a stamp on the back of a Christmas card envelope.
If we stop to listen to what we’re saying, we can hear some beautiful words of greeting and parting.
Even the simple ‘Welcome’ and ‘Farewell’; or ‘Goodbye’ which is a contraction of ‘God be with you’.
The dustman, climbing back into his cab this morning, used an Italian well-wishing phrase I love:
Tante belle cose which literally translated means So many beautiful things.