You Say Goodbye, And I Say Hello
This afternoon was the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new Norwood High School. Such an honor and a privilege for me to have been involved with the process of campaigning for the override approval, watching the construction, and yesterday, taking a picture of the final pieces of the old school before it came down. So glad to have been there today as town government, state government and citizens celebrated a new beginning for the students of Norwood, while simultaneously waking the rubble of the old building, which sat in piles in front of the podium and the gleaming new facade.
The inside of the building is spectacular. But, as my colleague remarked to me, it's not the building itself that should create the memories and affection, it's the people we meet in its halls. So I congratulate my town for their new beginning, and I remember fondly, with some bittersweet tinges, the people I came across in the old NHS. And, as I remarked later that afternoon, to a cynic trying to hold on to something that needed to fall down long ago, "NHS is dead... long live NHS".
You say goodbye, and I say hello...
Hello, Goodbye - The Beatles