"Today is my brother, Patrick's, birthday. I still recall the very first time that Patrick brought home his girlfriend, Elaine, whom he later married. It was during the season of spring. She was the very first girl he ever brought home and the only one he introduced to my parents. A very happy birthday, brother. May your special day be filled with much happiness, love, peace and generosity.
Whereas spring may bring forth the unbridled passion of young lovers, it takes a summer to truly understand those romantic feelings, an autumn to feel comfortable with them and a winter to adapt to them; knowing that they will stay in your memory until the end of your days.
Many hope in a second union that those emotions of full-blown passion that enabled them to throw all caution to the wind in order to be with and do the things that they did with their past love can be resurrected in the warmth of their second spring of life, and few, I understand, manage to achieve something akin to their original experience.But no two experiences can ever be the same or as satisfying to the heart and soul. To receive the 'Lasting Love Dividend', only those who experience all four seasons will never feel short changed.
Should ever you feel the loss of love you once shared, return to the field of your dreams and remember what it was you once dreamed there and why. It is only in this way can you best hope to recapture those magic feelings of unfettered romance and faith in the future. Feel the closeness of the way he held you; recall the wildflowers that grew at your feet, the silent river in the distance as the the wind blew ever so slightly; just enough to tell you it was there. And know that even though your field of dreams was Nature's magic feat, without my love still beside you, the magic's incomplete." William Forde: April 12th, 2017.