I know today is not my last day in the lab. But for some reason, I felt that way. I guess I chose it to be so, so as to not face them and bid bye. I am not deeply connected to them. But nor am I distant from them. I like being around them, and the way they make me feel. It felt like I don’t know how to bid bye to people, whom you know you’d never again meet. That was a new kind of farewell. In school, in college, it never felt like that way. Though I haven’t met most of them after the farewell, atleast I didn’t know that beforehand. But this time, it felt eerily certain. I left a note and some gifts from home – With love from India!