(to the boy/man I never knew/will never know)
Once upon a time you were the magical silent whisper of a universal dream.
Once upon a time you were found in a moment of intense released wishes.
Once upon a time you embodied a story of blissful optimism and hope for the future.
Once upon a time you blamelessly symbolized a fear for which you were entirely unequivocally innocent.
Once upon a time those fears swirled into a nasty germinating unforgiving bitter cocktail of deceit.
Once upon a time you were forced into a tight web of rejection woven beyond your control and without your participation or agreement.
Once upon a time you remained strong, pure and good despite these intolerable unacceptable trials.
Once upon a time you courageously reached out from that thick painful heavy web which bound you, to lightly recognize and touch my soul.
Once upon a time I was ignorant and guarded in my reception of your bravery.
Once upon a time I was subsequently remorseful and repentant.
Once upon a time I was very much too late in recognizing my unintended painful strike.
Once upon a time you disappeared, regaining your strength, courage and control, into the secret woven web of your beautiful life to heal your heart and soul with your own happily ever after’s.
Once upon a time you never ever again felt any need to reach through the original unbearably painful web built of someone else’s shockingly misplaced unpalatable fear.
Far too little and much much too late, I deeply apologize for the part I played in your pain. I wish you a million zillion happily every afters from my soul to yours.
Life unfolds in strange and mysterious ways. Please keep yourselves safe and healthy – remind those you love that you do love them them.
Love, Ms Herisme xoxo