My aunt is on a flight back to Tokyo right now. Everyone gets really sad when we have to say goodbye, it's always been like that. When I was younger, my aunt and cousin returning home meant that it too was almost time to return to school. Nothing felt worse than that feeling, that the summer was over. Now that I'm, well, not that young anymore, I'm sad for different reasons. Without getting overly sappy, it's just nice to have the family together. We don't have the opportunity to take care of each other, so any time we get is wonderful.
Not all teary though. We'll probably see each other in Tokyo or Shanghai sometime next year, I'm sure of it. My cousin is staying another week, which is going to be great - lots of drinking and otherwise misbehaving. Until we see each other again . . .