Happy Birthday you magnificent, burning star! From dawn to dusk, you stay true to your name. You sparkle in afterglow and touch millions of lives that never had the privilige to meet you in person. You exist in multiple dimensions. That is one of major pros of the internet. That is the signifying element of Nerdfightaria- so many stars are able to prove their beautiful existence, connect to one another, and touch lives without the need to physically exist in the same room.
I never knew Esther, but that doesn’t mean I don’t feel a deep type of kinship or kindrid connection towards her being. On a selfish level, she made the context of my personal life feel not so alienated, or as Hazel Grace puts it, like a grenade about to blow. On a greater level, your reconstitute the very definition of heriosm, a subject John covers so well in TFIOS. I believe that you’ve read TFIOS. That’s not bull shit, I truly believe it. Maybe you’re the reason why John miraculously hurtled through his signing psychosis. Whenever I am hurtling through an impossibly hard task, and feeling self-deprecating and obnoxious, I think of you. Thank you for existing humbly, humorously, with strength and with light, and thank you for remaining a crucial part of Nerdfightaria. You bring out the best in everyone around you, past present and future. I love you.