i left my house before the sun came up,
raising damp eyes to the stars as i walked to my car.
you brought both my body and my soul closer to them,
and i am sorry you will never see them again;
i know how much you loved them
because you taught me how to do the same.
(do what you love. test limits, defy odds.
live with strength, even though you are not perfect.)

rest in peace, Stephen Hawking.
January 8, 1942 - March 14, 2018