I would like to wish that everyone fares well while we all remain physically apart for the time being. Whatever the particular challenges you are facing right now, I hope you are faring well.
Once again, I don’t know that there is anything I can say here that hasn’t already been said much better by your dedicated Chaparral columnists, who have managed to produce another wonderful issue at the most difficult time. The theme for this issue was originally going to be “We’re All in This Together” (a bit corny? Perhaps—but a nice sentiment?), though it quickly became apparent that another theme organically emerged, as this will be the last time many of our columnists are writing for Chaparral in their current capacities.
Every single one of these writers has been an absolute pleasure to work with, and they all make my job as editor easy and enjoyable. To those who are sticking around in their current positions—thank you for your continued work on this newsletter! And to those who will be stepping down from their current positions—farewell, and fare well.
“Farewell” comes from the Middle English farewel or faren wel, essentially: to fare (travel, journey) well. It is a wish of happiness and safety at parting. And while this typically denotes a permanent departure, I would like to wish that everyone fares well while we all remain physically apart for the time being. Whatever the particular challenges you are facing right now, I hope you are faring well.