I live, teach and practice in a college town - actually, we have four colleges in the area which always surprises me given the population of Duluth-Superior. It also means that we get a fair number of students passing through the studio. I love the energy and enthusiasm they bring - sharing what they are studying, places they've gone, hopes and plans for the future.
And for a brief moment in time, they share the road with us, and us with them.
But studies and tests and books eventually come to an end and it's always sad to hear their time with the group is up and they are moving on. Sometimes the member says something to the group and we're able to wish them well, other times, they just quietly drift away.
Either way, I'm glad they came and wish each of them well in their future endeavors!
LOKAH SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU :: May all beings everywhere be happy and free, and may the thoughts, words and actions of my own life contribute in some way to that happiness and to that freedom for all.
(from Shiny Yoga's site, but a far older quote than that!)