My dearest Ruth,
You are the only person i have loved in my life, setting aside a bit parents and kids and their kids.
What a treat it has been to watch you progress to the very top of the legal world.
I have admired and loved you almost since the day we first met at Cornell, some 56 years ago.
The time has come for me to take leave of life because the loss of quality now simply overwhelms.
I hope you will support where i come out, and i understand you may not.
I will not love you a jot less.