I am reconciled: what Melissa told me is the plain truth, and those facts I cannot comprehend will be, one day, clarified. Sarah is very apt at clarifying the mysteries of life for me, and so is my beloved sister, Jane. So it is that I won’t go back to the little town soon, unless Sarah insists, rather we will wait for beautiful Elga to contact us. As she said herself, Melissa is our “mediator”, the one who knows how to communicate with them, and the coven.
There is another change, and I am aware of being happier about it: Sarah appears to be less “into” the other two women in my life, and closer again to me. Not that she went away, far from it. Simply I notice Jane’s scent a little less often in our house, and, well, my wife is now friendlier than ever. It’s not that I don’t like my sister’s visits: I never have enough of Jane… I hear you smile: but this is true, I felt for a while neglected, or at least not loved as I deserved! Sarah said it was all in my mind, there had been no change, and Jane and her have always been close. I accept that. So last Saturday we went to Coven Garden and watched Tosca. We both love Puccini, and for me he is the absolute artist, the essence of Italian opera, the successor of Verdi. For a few hours we forgot about the stars and doomed mankind, and worried only for Tosca.
Since I met Melissa at Foyles I have been busy, going back to my writing, more engaged now with my publisher who was about to despair. The book is doing well, and I hope to have a first draft for my editor next month. Sarah has commented positively, in marked difference from her view a year ago when she said she disliked both the plot and the way I had set the characters. Jane has promised to comment too. I have also returned to my routine, gym and running, that was interrupted that day when I walked in the Apple store. Only six months have gone, but what events!
The three of us have agreed to wait until we can talk with Elga again before taking any initiative. Nonetheless we know what our roles may be: Jane has access to the fashion channels and some of the magazines in her business with influence here and the US, but also Japan, Russia, India and China. Sarah has the market contacts to push some articles in the financial press. As a reasonably successful writer, I will probably be in a position to talk to the “intelligent” press and TV. Today we heard the news of Voyager 1 leaving the edge of the solar system. We were moved by the news: the small spacecraft may never get much further, but it is a historical moment.
- The Voyager 1 Probe Has Finally Left the Solar System (blogs.smithsonianmag.com)
- Giacomo Puccini, Rock Star (monieallen.wordpress.com)