After all, at the end of things, it's going to happen to every single one of you - except one. Looking around at the wealth of talent around you, that's pretty hard to picture isn't it? But it's going to happen.
It is why is it so very important for people to take the time to say goodbye to those leaving us. Because sooner or later, it may be you. Chances are good it will be.
The first eliminations are always surreal, because there's always the feeling "If a few more people had gotten the chance to read this piece". It's a big crowd and sometimes that ball just bounces the wrong way.
That's why I highly encourage people to go back and check out the work of the people who are leaving us this week - to see what you missed. If you read it the first time, go back when you have a little more time. You never know when someone is going to surprise you.
Most of them this time are actually veterans. But if you haven't checked them out before, take the opportunity to do it.
Leaving us this week are:
Thank you so much for coming out this season. Just by showing up you have accomplished something that a lot of people out there want to, but haven't managed to work themselves up to trying.
Just FYI, there *will* be chances to re-enter the game this season. I normally don't say that, but I'll go on the record right now with it. So I hope we continue to see you around, and get to read your Home Game entries.