“This is what I’ve been trying to tell you all along.
Don’t call me an ice dwarf.
I know I’m short, but really, do you have to make a guy feel so small?
You’ve demoted me from planet-status, isn’t that enough?
I have a heart.
I wear it on my sleeve.
I’m as transparent as I know how to be.
(I know that isn’t all that transparent, but it’s the best I can do,
because I’m as much a mystery to myself as I am to you.)
Yes, in my world things are black and white,
But my heart is pure as snow.
Now that you’ve seen it, do you believe me?
I have a heart, dammit!
I belong in this solar system.
I’m far from the sun and it gets cold out here, on the edge of things.
The edge has always been where you’ll find me.
I hold the darkness at bay.
Have a little compassion for me.
I do love you, from way over here.”