Wednesday, May 31, 2006

This one is for you David!

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David M. Gratta and the Consul General of Italy in Miami

Our lives met in August 2003 through exchanging e-mails. Our contact grew for social to caring. You live in the States, I live in Greece. Gradually we found out about our mutual interests and began to share inner felt thoughts and real life situations ever since. In August 2005 we met in person in Italy and spent 9 unforgettable days together, getting to know more of Magna Grecia and perhaps ourselves through the interaction. The care and thoughtfullness has never stopped between us.

Last night I received a parcel from the U.S. Mail. It was from you, David. I opened it up and found out that you had sent me an antique book of 1868! It was Demosthenis' The Phillipics in an Oxford publication. I began turning the pages, unfolding a piece of history through the text keeping in mind to handle it with care.

I was so touched by your gesture! You have provided me with a legacy and above all your dear thoughts in this very book! Instead of replying to you via e-mail, I have chosen to let the world know about this. David, you are a special person that has given me the incentive to become a better person in my life and I thank you for it.
You deserve to be appreciated and loved for all that you are in the course of your life.

I thank you for being one of my closest friends, through good and bad times and I hope I am proven worthy of your friendship, although there are times I feel I don't deserve that.

Marialena, May 31st, 2006


homelessMontresor said...

Haning read this, I have only one thing to say: I am happy to see that there are still people who have a beautiful heart and soul!

Loreley-lucyluce said...

Of course you deserve it!
Enjoy the friendship of this special person and enjoy your book as well!

Marialena said...

Your comments are so touching dear Montressor and Lucy, I just don't know how to handle the emotion right now! It's not easy to speak about matters of my heart. Thank you for the kind thoughts, M. ;-}

Serenity said...

Πολύ γλυκιά η χειρονομία του David! Φυσικά και αξίζεις τέτοιους φίλους, Μαριαλένα! Άκου λέει...


Σ'αγαπώ πολύ!

Marialena said...

Τι κάνεις Σιωπούλα μου? Απρόσμενα συγκινητική η χειρονομία του. Δε βρίσκω λόγια να περιγράφουν την αίσθηση που έχω από χθες βράδυ.
Δε ξέρω βρε φιλενάδα, υπάρχουν στιγμές που νιώθω πως η αγάπη μου παιδεύει κάποιους ανθρώπους κοντά μου και δεν το θέλω κατά βάθος!

Είσαι πολύ γλυκιά, σ'ευχαριστώ...!

An-Lu said...

You are lucky to get to know people like him....
that's what life is all about in the end.

PS Ευχαριστώ για την "Απσρη Λέξη"!

Marialena said...

@ An-Lu: I guess so my dear, it's nice to have a friendship that grows despite the hardships of life.

P.S. My pleasure, I hope you like it! ;-} Enjoy!

lonely_chessplayer said...

Πολύ έκανες και έγραψες δημόσια γι΄αυτό. Τέλεια χειρονομία.
Στο κάτω κάτω όλοι κάτι τέτοιο δεν ψάχνουμε στο θέμα της φιλίας, της συντροφικότητας κλπ.
Είναι χάρισμα τελικά η δημιουργία τόσο ισχυρών δεσμών...