I have loved you for years but never made my feelings known to you. The courage to speak what was in my heart never came. You married another man and my feeling for you must remain forever a secret. My sad destiny is the heartbreak of loving you from a distance. C.L.
To him she seemed so beautiful, so seductive, so different from ordinary people,
that he could not understand why no one was as disturbed as he
by the clicking of her heels on the paving stones,
why no one else’s heart was wild with the breeze
stirred by the sighs of her veils,
why everyone did not go mad
with the movements of her braid,
the flight of her hands, the gold of her laughter.
He had not missed a single one of her gestures,
not one of the indications of her character,
but he did not dare approach her for fear of destroying the spell.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez