Paperback, 78 pages
Publisher: RVB Books (October 2012)
Selected by Barbara Epler
I don’t think that this will change anything or help you to forgive me, but I also caught a beautiful carp. I love you my sweetheart. I’m constantly thinking of you and the baby girl, soon I’ll be with you and I’ll take care of everything.
Once again forgive me.
Right in front of the hotel in the early morning, I noticed an endless ballet of large fish and I couldn’t resist swimming with them. I spent hours in the sea observing them; one even took a friendly interest in me. I slept badly, tossing and turning from one side of the bed to the other. I really miss the baby girl and you and strangely enough the complicity I shared with the fish this morning only accentuated my anxiety. We decided to go hunting this afternoon; I hope it will take my mind of all of this.
Kisses to you both.
The days go by and are cruelly all the same. In spite of great efforts on my behalf, I have more than I can take of the others. This afternoon I escaped to an amusement park that’s a few kilometres away from here. I concentrated all my energy on the “big dipper.” I went on it at least fifteen times, and I left exhausted but fully happy. The strange sensation you have when you climb into the seat that’s taking you up there: a mixture of regret upon leaving and curiosity as to what will happen next. I miss you both.
Kiss you both.