First I would like to say that I feel this is neither mundane nor pointless, but I didn’t know where else to put it.
My best friend e-mailed me yesterday and said:
I respect her wishes and I will not attempt to contact her, even to say “goodbye”. She is a Doper, so I hope that perhaps fate will bring her upon this thread. (Can this be viewed as attempting to contact her?)
There are circumstances that I can not reveal here, and please do not think ill of her, she is a great person. I have many drinking buddies, companions, pals, chums, acquaintances, comrades and well-wishers, but she was my sole (soul) friend.
I would like to tell you, Fellow Dopers, what I would say if she would allow one last meeting.
K, I understand why this must be. And I praise you for your priorities and for making this decision. My greatest pain is losing my best friend. You will never be replaced and I will never forget you. I wish you success in your mission, and all the happiness you deserve. I thank you for the time we have spent together, it has been the happiest time of my life. I loved you the very moment we met, I love you today, and on my death bed, I will still love you. I drink to remember. Goodbye.
Dopers, thank you for your time.