This is a true story about a secret love, forbidden by society, which formed in childhood but was born from lifetimes of being together. It is told through letters in a loving, intimate, and soul-searching way. Their story is unique yet worldly, showing they overcame all odds in finding each other again.
The writer seeks the highest level of truth for herself while learning valuable lessons in life through her struggles with guilt and shame to ultimately learning the meaning of unconditional love. This is genuine and written from the heart.
The illusions of time and space cannot, will not keep us apart. I long for the moment our purpose, our constancy, and our commitment will bind us physically together. Until then, I rejoice in our unbounded love, our eros, our agape. I thank God we were blessed with each other to share eternity.
This love had smoldered like hot coals and could no longer be denied. It was now a full-blown fire, consuming and burning everything in its path—my reality, my ego, and a twenty-seven-year marriage—with one look, one embrace. This vessel, my soul, was now emptied of the years of servitude to my inauthentic self, and I was spent with exhaustion. —R