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What a long strange trip it’s been. I’m sorry I just dropped off Teh Interwebz for the past two weeks like that without any notice, but I was going through a wrenching emotional experience and I could not bring myself to put my thoughts into words and captioned photos of myself.
For almost my entire life, I have kept this a secret. Because of his intensely private nature, I have respected his wishes until now, but today I break my silence.
Steve Jobs was my best friend and lover for the last ten years.
It feels good to finally say it.
We met right after 9/11 at a Buddhist Monastery in Tibet. I was there to sort out what was really important in life (DOMINATING, noms and naps, primarily) in the wake of loosing several brave kittehs in the towers. Steve was there for a brief respite to figure out how to DOMINATE the tech world during and after the 9/11 recession. Naturally, we were soulmates.
That first time we met, Steve showed me the first iPod, which wouldn’t be announced for another month at that point. “Lu,” he asked, “I’m a little nervous about doing a major product launch in the middle of a huge recession. What do you think?” I told him that the Zen Kitteh innovates in a recession. While others might pull back, the Zen Kitteh advances. While others squirrel away their acorns for the winter, the Zen Kitteh keeps gathering acorns.
Next thing you know: revolution. Steve and I knew we were an unbeatable team.
When I heard of Steve’s death from Larry Ellison (he was the only one who knew about us), I was, of course, crushed. After the funeral and memorial service, I flew back to Tibet to spend some quality time with myself at the place it all began, which has now been renamed the Steve Jobs iMonastery. I have just returned and can now tell the tale.
Throughout the week I will be posting remembrances of Steve, as well as giving you a never-before-seen look into the iMonastery.
I will miss you, Steve.