About two and a half years ago, Edward came to work at NetLojix.
Half a year later, having transferred into my department, he became my officemate.
In that time, I made a new friend.
Since then, he's become my best friend, and I fell in love with him. He declared us soulmates.
And now he's packing up his desk, it being his last day here. There goes the banana holder I got him. Oooof, there goes the monitor arm I got him. Last to go, the Zen garden I got him for his birthday in 2002. At this day, some pictures of his designs can be seen on our office wall in my home node picture.
And now, he's gone. Even though we'll remain best friends for life, I've become very used to seeing him virtually every day for the last two years. It's going to be quite a change.
/me is sad.