Those long hot summer days that stretched into warm starry nights we spent together planning, loving, dreaming. Youthful innocence gave way to the throes of first love. Lying on a blanket in a tangle of arms and legs, words seemed trivial. We were on another dimension altogether.

I relish the memories of you and me together, our whole lives stretched out before us. Before the cruel hand of fate stepped in to make a different decision.