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27. A Love Letter
Bill wrote this letter to Mary:
on the phone and in my apartment, and
I'm writing this letter. Maybe if I put
thoughts and feelings in writing, you’ll understand them
I love you. I want to marry you.
want to be with you for the rest
my life. You are the most wonderful woman
have ever met. You are not a "load."
are not a "troublemaker."
Yes, you have problems.
do I. And together, we can solve these
more easily than if we were apart. Problems
a part of life. But so is happiness.
’s share our problems and happiness instead of experiencing
We are not a bad "fit." We
a perfect match. I do not look down
you. I look up to you. I admire
. I think you are smart, brave, and independent.
’t tell me to go find another woman. I
’t want another woman. I have found the perfect
Every day, I think about your beautiful smile,
happy laugh. I think about the long walks
used to take, holding hands all the way.
how we used to sit on the grass
the park and watch the parrots?
to get married, and now you want to
"just friends." Whatever I did or said that
wrong, please tell me so we can work
out. I don’t want to lose you.