every once in a while in life we meet someone who rocks our souls.
ellie was my soul rocker.
to me, ellie was never a pig, she was my friend.
there is something uniquely special about looking into another's eyes (or in ellie's case: singular eye, you could only look into one eye at a time.) and know in your deepest recesses that they "get" you.
ellie got me. i truly believed she understood me. every time her eye met mine.
and i think i got her too...all i ever saw was the very real person inside.
i loved her.
we joked about her being our princess and about being the real boss around here. but the truth of the matter is, ellie was first and foremost always my equal.
and this is hard to articulate in a way that makes sense because really ellie and i lived in different worlds...worlds that were so different, we could each of been living on different planets.
somehow there grew a bridge between a pig and me...without common language, without common experience, without common daily life living.
it began with curiosity and grew with respect and eventually evolved into a deep, yet undefinable species to species friendship.