Goodbyes are terrible! There is no real way around them either which annoys me. I have learned a lot since moving to Boston but the hardest lesson I have learned while here is how to say goodbye. This beautiful city is so transient that you can count on at least 1/3 of your friend group changing over every year. This has been gut wrenching and at times, extremely discouraging. Yet with each change brings someone new. Some kind and beautiful soul, that I am baffled I did not know before.
It is my pure joy to introduce you to Ariel. Ariel and I worked together for a little bit this year. Every morning (starting at 5:45am) we would carpool to work and then spend the day talking and laughing. Planning events and crafting gifts for celebrations. She knew all along that she would be leaving come June but yet some how it feels like it sneaked up on me and possibly her. She’s all packed up now and settled into her new home in Israel. I am so proud of her for pursuing her dreams of becoming a rabbi.
With that being said, here are some of portraits of her along the Boston esplanade.