“Goosebumps Walkaway”

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By: Gabriela Yareliz

Urban Dictionary defined it after the show New Girl coined the term (thank you, Nick Miller). “Goosebumps walkaway” is the line a guy says to the girl before he walks away forever that leaves her with goosebumps and haunts her forever, in a movie. The show’s episode named “Goosebumps Walkaway” is the one where Nick is trying to figure out what one line to leave with Reagan before she catches her flight.

Have you ever left someone with one line? Has someone given you last words that give you goosebumps to this day?

Words are powerful. They aren’t just letters arranged on a page or in a sentence. Words can haunt us. That may be one of my favorite things about words– not that they haunt us but that they can make us feel something. They drench us with the emotion they carry. Words can give us goosebumps, and they can last and stay with us forever. And if the bad ones can stay with us and haunt us, the good ones can last and elevate us, too.

Today, say some vibrant words to someone. Leave someone with goosebumps. In all reality, we never know which words may be our last. Arrange the letters with care.

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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