My working career is over. Done. I just finished my last day.
Sure, there are a few loose ends to tie up, and a computer to organize and empty, but no one is expecting me to show up anywhere at a particular time for any purpose. It's been 26 years since I could say that. More than 26 years.
It's the end of one road, and the beginning of another.
And Friday, as I was leaving the office for the tav and farewell drinks, I saw a squirrel waving his tail furiously at me from a big pine. A fine farewell.