i emptied out my heart this morning, said goodbye and slipped out of orbit with this little red rock my BEING has revolved around for the last 12 years. a horse-shaped rock, whose only bad bones in his body were the ones in his feet that just couldn't go anymore. and through it all, the goofiest, sweetest and most stoic soul you'd ever meet and i shared a bond deeper and more harmonious than the cosmos itself. nothing short of a symbiotic obsession. the shit the snappiest love song couldn't even begin to describe. sure, changing trajectories and latching onto a new, impossibly-as-forceful pull to center my life around will probably be my most painfully foreign experience yet. aimless falling through space, arms outstretched and grasping for something that feels half as right as the embodiment of perfection that i knew better than the back of my hand. but i'll be fine. because if there's one thing that elmo, and only elmo, could have taught me, it's that.
thanks for EVERYTHING, elmo. i'll always love you most.