This was the last time I was going to see him before he went to Alaska. He was going to be there a month. It was hard for me to leave. I stumbled and stammered, not knowing how to say goodbye, like he was somehow leaving forever. I was about to break down, when all of a sudden a hummingbird appeared behind me. He pointed behind me. I turned around and it just hovered and looked me in the face, watching me from about a foot above my head. It looked at me intensely, like it was trying to tell me something. My mind was in tatters until then, but my focus sharpened. All of a sudden I knew. I pulled it together, gathered my wings, and flew off like the hummingbird, like he would on a plane in a very short while..