Love, Loss, and Friendship

To love is wondrous, to lose is pain. Will my loss be forever, or will I gain?

I have loved and lost, and I am blue, like the moon for whom I long.

Will I ever return to you? The possibilities are so difficult to see.

Never forget me, my beautiful Ione, sweetest song in the galaxy, who calls to my heart endlessly, ever beckoning me closer. Yet I cannot come.

My path is clear. My life has purpose. My friends, so dear, require me, and I must care for them.

I hope to one day return to you. And I will never forget, sweet Ione, the special love which we share, which we always will share.

And then, perhaps, one day, my dearest captain will watch you and I, together in happiness, as we play among the stars. And he will smile upon us.

To love is wondrous, to lose is pain. Will my loss be forever, or will I gain?