the orbiter

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Please hold my hand. I think we might die.

There’s turbulence and strange readouts and alarms and I know something’s wrong.

Put your gloves on first, and hold my hand.

I’m feeling that heat. Breathe easy, keep your eyes on the ceiling. Are you wearing your helmet? We might lose cabin pressure; don’t take it off. Don’t panic.

Lights out. Comm’s down, they won’t hear us. We’re tumbling. No, it’s okay – I’ve got you; I’m right here. Hold on tight. Don’t let go.

I think the ship is breaking apart. The flight deck’s gone.

Please stay awake. Don’t let go of me.

You never buckled your restraint.
I'm not sure why I felt compelled to write this. did a lot of reading on the space shuttle accidents tonight, and it left me in a mood. that might have had a lot to do with it.

it doesn't quite feel as tight as I'd like, but I've re-worded it quite a few times now. I may come back to it again to edit it further, I'm not sure.


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This has been sitting in my messages for a while.

I don't know how to describe the feelings it gives me. It's just....

The thoughts are so intimate. So close and literally precious.

I want to say "It's just beautiful" but beautiful doesn't seem to encompass it right.

Maybe there's not even a word for it.

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you do realize how long this reply has been in my own inbox

because I can't find the words to thank you for such a touching comment.

this piece means so much to me and....

to have someone so appreciate it in the way that you did....

it moves me, so much. because these words in particular are precious to me. ; ;

and for these simple words to touch your heart like this I just... I guess the only way I can describe it, is I feel honored to have evoked such feeling.

thank you, oh so much. :heart:

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This is pretty good.
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thank you :hug:

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You're welcome!