On the last day of my first visit to The Monroe Institute, our teachers played this song (provided below) as we woke. It was the perfect encapsulation of what we all were feeling and I have carried this small “blessing in short hand” with me ever since.
It seemed to express how our instructors felt, how we felt and also the significance of what we all had just been through, together. It was, in a word, the perfect song for that moment.
Each ‘class’ is only 5 days long, so please understand that, as I wax nostalgic on my time there, so much significance was packed into that short stay that it (and my follow-up stays) impacted me and the rest of us on a very deep level. I can say unequivocally that my time there changed the course of my life, forever, though I likely didn’t realize it at the time.
Ever since that time, this song has held very special significance to me. It was a very appropriate and meaningful way for our teacher to say “so long,” but also implied that a much larger world was now made available to us, “now go explore it.”
I’ve never liked the name of the song, however. “Good Riddance?” The name of the song was so dissonant with its significance to me. While I will allow that the songwriter probably felt it was appropriate, for my own purposes, I would have named it “Godspeed, Good Luck and Thank You.”
I share it with you now, as I find it again, strangely appropriate.