I can imagine a number of you, my readers, asking me why then did I decide to publish a private letter. Note that this "letter" was virtually completed in 2003 and I have been hoping, against all hope, to meet a reliable person to take it to my departed wife. I then guessed that by publishing this letter, I would be increasing the chances of having a mail-runner to carry this mail to the addressee. That is, one of the readers, understanding my dilemma of sending this letter, may be kind enough to accept to take this letter to my Departed Love when the said reader's own time comes for him/her to leave this world. Also, because of the remarks and suggestions of friends who read the manuscript, I thought I would be selfish with the knowledge hidden in these pages if I did not turn this private letter into an open letter.
I therefore invite and encourage every person who picks up this book to first of all find the most comfortable position and then relax, concentrate and dispel every other thought for you are about to read a true story of a widower who is lamenting over the departure of his love. I must assure