the situation would be that I’ve ended up thus, spending many years in this realm.  I don’t remember my parents there; instead I’ve wandered a long time here, and am grown accustomed to it.  I have no feelings of any joyous sort--the fact is, I am just sad.  Be that as it may, it's that, through no intent of my own, I am about to take leave of you.’ When she had said this, they all cried hard together.