The ancient myth held that swans are mute but sing a beautiful song just before dying.
A swan song is meant to signify a bittersweet recap of a long and glorious relationship that is now ending.
Sometimes relationships end and it is only later that the partner who has been left understands a song was sung. When one partner plans a leave-taking in secret, it is only in hindsight, after the end, that the partner who has been left realizes the signs were there, the good-byes were said. For the partner who has been left, the end has come abruptly, without time for singing a sorrowful good bye.
And there is no joy for singing hello to the new life that now awaits.
This post is part of ‘ Five Minute Friday’ – today, on the theme: Song