For most of my life, I have been challenged with finding good words and phrases for epic send-offs. On the great side, good superlatives without cheese or insincerity are hard to find. On the bad side, even the worst expletives don’t feel all that satisfactory after a while. However, in recent years, I have found these four words – I wish you karma – to be suitable for all my epic send-offs.
I’m a big believer in karma towards people who come into my life, rather than karma for everybody. It was as if some being were overseeing to it that people who do me right or wrong get their karmic justice. I believe that because I have so many such stories throughout my life that it’s like data I can’t ignore. I’m talking about stories with outcomes tied to people’s actions that affected me, so symbolically unique I often could not have imagined better symbolisms for weaving mythological narratives, never mind mere mediocre karma stories. I’m also talking about stories that somehow find their ways back to me to conclude after decades. That’s why it’s so easy for me to believe in my karma. I sometimes even warn people not to mess with my karma, despite me being able to fully rationalize I have nothing to do with any of this karmic justice crap. In my faith of my karma, though, wishing someone karma is sufficiently satisfying for me to wish them something extreme, good or bad, to send them off epically, while believing they also know what I mean.