My Beloved Malathi! Your name, in your native India, means flower.
Like a flower you were beauty par excellence. Your sudden departure from mortal life has not severed or lessened the bond of love between us.
More than just having pleasant memories of you there is a part of you that is me, no less than the I that is me.
I could have never become who I am without you.
I learned from you how to love deeply; You helped me to grow and from observing you I learned how to serve with compassion.
Whatever I have been able to accomplish since we met and will achieve in the future will continue to be for you and me.
You remain a tremendous source of inspiration for me.
Surely, you remember this song; you inspired me to write it. I use to sing it for you:
"People so seldom say I love you, And then it's too late, and love goes away; So when I tell you I love you, it's not because I know you'll never leave me, Only that I wish you didn't have to go. Now before it's too late let me tell you from the bottom of my heart, "I love you, I love you, I love you."
And, oh how I remember you saying to me time and time again, "I love you." The last words you said to me before your transition were, "I love you too."
My Most Significant Other, your presence and love will never depart from me.
We were and will always be Soul Mates.
I cannot say to you, Fare-thee-well or Good-bye.
I can only say to you my Beloved, "Thank you for your presence and your love." I love you eternally.
Copyright 2003 by Uriah J. Fields