It sounds like a quiet end to a quiet man who greatly enriched the world with a literary masterpiece.
What I was really hanging around for, I was trying to feel some kind of a good-by. I mean I’ve left schools and places I didn’t even know I was leaving them. I hate that. I don’t care if it’s a sad good-by or a bad good-by, but when I leave a place I like to know I’m leaving it. If you don’t, you feel even worse.
~J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 1
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