“Well, Marianne, it’s come to this time when we are really so old and our bodies are falling apart and I think I will follow you very soon.
Know that I am so close behind you that if you stretch out your hand, I think you can reach mine…
You know that I have always loved you for your beauty and wisdom…
But now, I just want to wish you a very good journey.
Endless love, see you down the road.”
Printed in The Week August 2016
Photo: Bluebell lined path, by Geoffrey Clarke, UK