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POV Thursday ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Part II I Realized I Had My Eyes Closed This Whole Time

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Part II

I realized I had my eyes closed this whole time, so I opened them and looked down to the book: “Zwischen immer und nie, for you in silence, somewhere in Italy in the mid-eighties.” blue ink, his handwriting. I remembered. I made him walk the whole way to the bookstore in silence, because I didn't want to talk about us just yet. I wasn't ready, I didn't know how. I remembered his eloquent eyes, much like Armance's Octave, whose eyes “expressed so much the possibilities of love”. Never a pair of eyes spoke to me the way his did. The door opened abruptly. “There he is. We thought you had fled the house! He does that sometimes. You boys have fun!” It was my wife with Dan. I must've stayed an eternity in my office. “Are you okay? You're a bit flushed, like you saw a ghost or something. – said Dan, with a teasing tone on his voice. – Did you find the notes?” “Ye... yes, fine. I think the wine got to me. The notes should be here somewhere.” I put the book on my desk and got back to the old box. I finally found the notes and gave them to Dan. He started reading them, saying things here and there, but I wasn't really paying attention to him. My mind was still on that book and the morning I received it. The truth is, I did see a ghost. My past life's ghost, confronting me, making me feel things I didn't know I still had in me. Finding that book was like when Mary found Shelley's heart in the bottom of his ashes. It was the last piece of his beloved, it was everything she had from him. I needed to put the book aside, both short and long term. But I didn't want to. Unlike Mary, I wasn't ready to bury that book again, and with it, Elio. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
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*5th pic is of my Armance book. And that's my handwriting. :)
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