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This afternoon your editor, who first interviewed South Carolina’s only ever black U.S. Senate candidate last summer, called up Alvin Greene and asked for the Daoist monk’s perspective on saying goodbye when it’s difficult to let go. Greene’s response?

He hung up.

Singular enlightenment! This is the only answer to the question. In truth, there is no hello in life. There is only goodbye. The defining characteristic of all things in life is that they end. This is its constant state. Only The Way flows eternal. To find it, we must accept that all other things are impermanent.

It is this lesson I leave you, dear friends, on this, my final day at Wonkette.

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