Excerpts from a Book I’ll Never Write

“What’s this?” he said as he held up the plain black journal.

“It’s a gift for you…for us. Open it up…read it…” she said as he stared back at her.

He opened the journal and read silently, the words of his soulmate filled the pages.

“It’s beautiful,” he replied as he closed it.

“I’ve always wanted to share a journal with someone,” she began to explain. “If you want,  I thought it would be nice to write letters back and forth. Leave it for each other to find – anywhere you want. It’s okay if you don’t want to, I’ll keep writing, but I thought this was a good way to share my passion with you.”

He reached out for her hand, pulling her close.

“I love it. It’s a great idea. I can’t wait to write to you.”

She leaned in for a kiss.

“I love you so much.”

“I love you too.”