May 2nd, 2008

hide

In honor of hide-sama. <3



I'm not very good with words when it comes to this sort of thing, but I want to try anyway. XD"

It's hard to believe that he's really been gone for ten years now. I mean, ten years ago, I was only eight years old. I was in the third grade, and I had barely even gotten into anime yet, let alone Jrock. By the time I found out about hide, I was in high school. And yet ever since I found him, he's been such an important part of my life. He's been so essential that I can't even imagine what my life would be like without him anymore, even though he's no longer living.

The fact that someone like me was able to find hide is really amazing. It is wonderful to know that his legacy still lives on even ten years after his death, and that people like me, from different generations, can still appreciate the things he contributed to this world.

hide is truly one of my idols. I'm not just saying that because he happens to be an incredibly talented musician, or because he happens to look gorgeous. hide is more than just a celebrity or a pretty face. He is an amazing person with a beautiful soul. His creativity, brilliance, confidence, kindness, and all around awesomeness have been an inspiration to millions of people.

hide has saved lives. When one of his fans was diagnosed with a rare disease and needed a bone marrow transplant, hide volunteered to be a donor without hesitation. I also believe that indirectly, he has saved many other people. Even after his death, he has still given people the will to live.

I do not know where I would be if I hadn't found hide. I've really grown a lot in the last year and a half that I've known about him, and I've definitely changed for the better. I've become more confident in my abilities, more assertive, and much more capable of thinking for myself. I don't think I would be like this without him.

To conclude this tribute, I have a drawing that I made for hide for today. I stayed up almost all night yesterday coloring it, but I think it was definitely worth it. <3

Thank you for everything, hide. I will love you forever. <3

I will try to live for you and for me
I will try to live
with love,
with dreams,
and forever with tears.