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A CONVERSATION THAT CHANGES A LIFE

by Nelly

 Dear Diary,

Finally, Henry and Lin’s wedding was celebrated.

It was such a touching ceremony; I’ve never taken part in a Chinese event. For me it’s important because I can discover new worlds and cultures.

Catherine was simply beautiful in her purple kimono. Flowers adorning her hair gave brightness to her face and to her wonderful green eyes.

Our minds and hearts were connected. Our love and will to be together was growing each second and I couldn’t stop looking at her.

After the ceremony we were holding each other, and I whispered to her how beautiful she was. She returned the same feelings and when we separated, she was going towards the entrance under her apartment, and I felt a strong sensation I’m telling you about now. You are my best friend; I don’t know whom to share my sensation with. It makes me feel good but, at the same time, it scares me because it’s unexpected and mysterious.

Events that brought about our friends’ wedding made me think about the meaning of a true love and the relevant fight to protect it.

I was amazed at myself during the discussions with Father in which I defended Lin’s position, a brave girl ready for anything in order to live her love.

I was talking about another person, but suddenly, I recognized that I was talking about myself! How could I defend Lin and not think that, like her, I knew the love of my life, but differently from her, I was setting limits to it?

Once in my life I strongly dared to oppose Father’s opinions! Why? Because, finally, I showed my feelings and my willingness for freedom and independence as a man.

I think that Father realized it, hiding behind the solution of Lin’s problem, and he became very upset while talking because, however, he knew that we were also discussing my deepest feelings.

The discussion brought a happy ending for Lin, but that long and deep gaze with Catherine made me make a decision that will change my life.

I will no longer accept Father’s thoughts. I’ll always be part of my world, but I’m a man in love, a man who has discovered how to be a man thanks to the support and sacrifice of a woman who is struggling like me and doesn’t deserve it. We must set our feelings free and fly high. No matter how, we must do it!

Father loves me and will understand my position.

I guess Catherine will do the same, if it’s not too late…

Thank you, my diary, for listening to me. I hope to tell you about our happy ending…”.

Winterfest came…

The Great Hall was festively lit, but Vincent and Catherine seemed shining with their own special light…

While dancing a romantic waltz losing themselves in their respective gazes, Vincent came close to Catherine’s ear and whispered, “Catherine, don’t go away, I have to talk to you about something very important, but we should be alone.”

“OK, Vincent, I’ll stay,” replied Catherine, smiling.

At the end of Winterfest, hand in hand, they left the Great Hall and went to the Great Falls, their favorite place to exchange their feelings and thoughts.

“What is it, Vincent?” asked Catherine.

Holding her tight, Vincent replied, “Catherine, last days’ events made me think, and I’ve made a decision that will change our lives. Therefore, listen to me carefully and reply to me sincerely because there will be no turning back…”.

“I’m listening…” said Catherine, a little bit worried.

“I’ve understood that real love must be protected. I can’t lose you. I love you, Catherine, and I want to spend my life with you! No matter what! I know that it will be hard for you, so I’m asking you to think about it seriously.”

“Vincent, I love you deeply and I’ve always been afraid that this moment would never come. I’ll do anything to be with you. If this is my destiny, I’ll be always thankful. I don’t need to think about it: my life is with you, my life… IS YOU.”

The hug got stronger, and the two lovers kissed. It was the beginning of a passion that, from that moment on, would have brought them right where destiny had decided…

Dear Diary,

I think that you already knew it. Thank you, my friend.

And thank you, destiny…

2 Comments

  1. This is so beautiful and true, my heart rejoices reading these words.

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  2. Nelly, great idea to use Vincent’s writing to let us know exactly what he was thinking and feeling. And, of course, I loved the happy ending! Thank you for sharing your story!

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