Goodbye my old friend. You have been so faithful these last twenty years. There have been ups and downs, and you were always there, hugging me.
I don’t even remember how we met. I’m sure you were amongst so many others who could also have been as perfect a match as you, but you had a certain je-ne-sais-quoi I couldn’t resist.
You never judged me, you adapted to all my changes, within your limits. I never let you fulfil your hole potential even though it came really close.
You probably felt I was pressuring you too much sometimes and you sure buckled up!
If I had to start over, we would probably never meet. But we can’t change the past. There is just not enough space around me for you anymore.
Know that I liked you the way you were. I will not punch you another eye, you deserve better than this!
It’s not you, it’s me. I’ll find others to hold me back but you will not be forgotten. I am letting you go.
Goodbye my leathery friend!